Release Day Blitz: Roseblood by A. G. Howard with #Giveaway

I am so excited that ROSEBLOOD by A.G. Howard releases today and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author A.G. Howard, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed ROSEBLOOD poster and a mask courtesy of A.G. and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

About The Book:

ROSEBLOOD
Author: A.G. Howard
Pub. Date: January 10, 2017
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 432
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook

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

In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera.

At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera house for a century, and is the only father he’s ever known.

 


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Review: The Cursed Queen (The Impostor Queen #2) by Sarah Fine

28684363The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine
(The Impostor Queen #2)
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: January 3, 2017

Rating: 4 Stars

Synopsis:

Ansa has always been a fighter.

As a child, she fought the invaders who murdered her parents and snatched her as a raid prize. She fought for her place next to Thyra, the daughter of the Krigere Chieftain. She fought for her status as a warrior in her tribe: blood and victory are her way of life. But the day the Krigere cross the great lake and threaten the witch queen of the Kupari, everything changes.

Cursed by the queen with fire and ice, Ansa is forced to fight against an invisible enemy—the dark magic that has embedded itself deep in her bones. The more she tries to hide it, the more dangerous it becomes. And with the Krigere numbers decimated and the tribe under threat from the traitorous brother of the dead Chieftain, Ansa is torn between her loyalty to the Krigere, her love for Thyra, and her own survival instincts.

With her world in chaos and each side wanting to claim her for their own, only one thing is certain: unless Ansa can control the terrible magic inside her, everything she’s fought for will be destroyed.

Book Links

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Review

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy of The Cursed Queen for an honest review.

The Cursed Queen is an action-packed, fantasy novel. This book is all about a girl torn from her homeland who witnesses her family murdered and is trained by these people to be a weapon. Ansa struggles through most of the book to figure out who she really is and not just what other people want her to be. I loved that this book is a companion novel to The Impostor Queen and filled in so many unanswered questions while also fleshing out the world.

If you go into this book expecting it to be exactly like its companion it is not. They are similar in some respects but they do have their separate journeys and do take place in different places with different tribes. This tribe I would think of a more like a Viking tribe. They believe in fighting for honor, respect and gain. They sail and conquer lands. They mark themselves to show their kills.

Ansa is an is an incredible fighter and that has been apparent since the day Krigere came and killed her parents and took her. She would not back down and anyone who attacked her, had a fight on their hands. Since then she has been raised as one of them. She has been in love with the chieftains daughter Thyra.

Thyra knows that her position does not allow for a relationship to form between them. Jaspar who was exiled with his father has eyes for Ansa and tries to put a wedge between them.

“I don’t yet know what I am,” I admit. “But now I know why I fight.” I slice at his dagger hand, quick as lightning, fire magic tingling so hard inside me that sparks fly off the edge of my weapon.

Jaspar’s eyes go wide as he sees the flame dripping from my blade…

Will Jaspar succeed in keeping Ansa and Thyra from trusting each other? Will Ansa find out who she really is and learn to embrace it?

The Cursed Queen was a great read that had me wanting more from this series. It was full of great character development and one of my favorite characters from the other book comes into play in this novel. The pacing in this book was a little slow at times but by the second half of the book I was so drawn in. I would recommend this book and I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars.


Sarah FineABOUT AUTHOR:

When I’m not writing, I’m psychologizing (really, I even get a paycheck for it). Sometimes I do both at the same time. The results are unpredictable.

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Blog Tour: The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser ~ Review & #Giveaway

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I am very excited to be included in The Book Jumper Blog Tour. This book explores some of my favorite classics while also some I have always wanted to read. Check out my review and the book I would love to jump into that is featured in The Book Jumper. Make sure to go to the bottom of the post and enter to win your own copy!

30532463The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser
Published by Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: January 3, 2017

Rating: 4 Stars

Synopsis:

Amy Lennox doesn’t know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother’s childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay.

Amy’s grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House—but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy’s new power is, it also brings danger—someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts—at whatever the cost.

BOOK LINKS

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Review & Excerpt Tour: Satisfaction (Lawless, #2) by Lexi Blake

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Satisfaction by Lexi Blake
(Lawless #2)
Berkley
Release Date: January 3, 2017

Rating: 5 Stars

Synopsis:

The sizzling second novel in a sexy new contemporary romance series featuring the Lawless siblings—from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.

Brandon Lawless is a man on a mission: obtain the information that will clear his father’s name. He’s willing to do whatever it takes—even seduce his enemy’s personal assistant, the beautiful and innocent Carly Hendricks. But with her beguiling smile and captivating intelligence, Brandon soon realizes he doesn’t want to deceive Carly, he wants to win her over—both in the boardroom and the bedroom.

Then a twisted crime leaves Carly vulnerable and Brandon finds himself reeling. The stakes of his mission are now life or death—Carly’s life. And Brandon realizes he’s lost his heart to an amazing woman and his plan must succeed, because the stakes are no longer just revenge, but a once in a lifetime love.

Buy Links

Amazon | Amazon UK | iTunes | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | All Romance eBooks | Print

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Blog Tour: Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms #1) by Erin Summerill ~ Review & #Giveaway

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Ever the Hunted_hres.jpgAbout The Book:

Title: EVER THE HUNTED
Author: Erin Summerill
Pub. Date: December 27, 2016
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Rating: 5 Stars

Find it: AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooksGoodreads

Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.Read More »

Top Ten of 2016: Best Book Covers of 2016

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Thank to the amazing bloggers and hosts that put this event together this year!!! Jaime from Two Chicks on BooksRachel from FiktshunBridget from Dark Faerie Tales and Nancy and Christy from Tales of a Ravenous Reader!  

Tuesday, December 27th– Best Book Covers of 2016 (MUST be a book released in 2016. Would be best if it’s a book you’ve READ in 2016, but it’s not required)

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Top Ten Covers

The Midnight Star (The Young Elites, #3) by Marie Lu

The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy

Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh

The Impostor Queen (The Impostor Queen, #1) by Sarah Fine

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

The Keeper of the Mist by Rachel Neumeier

The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith

Shade Me (Nikki Kill #1) by Jennifer Brown

Firstlife (Everlife, #1) by Gena Showalter

Check back tomorrow for Best Contemporaries Of 2016 

Top Ten of 2016: Best Books I’ve Read in 2016

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Thank to the amazing bloggers and hosts that put this event together this year!!! Jaime from Two Chicks on BooksRachel from FiktshunBridget from Dark Faerie Tales and Nancy and Christy from Tales of a Ravenous Reader!  

Monday, December 26th – Best Books I’ve Read in 2016 (Doesn’t have to be released in 2016, just a book you’ve read in 2016)

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Top Ten YA Favorites

The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith

The Midnight Star (The Young Elites, #3) by Marie Lu

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

Half Bad (Half-Life Trilogy, #1) by Sally Green

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas

The Impostor Queen (The Impostor Queen, #1) by Sarah Fine

A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas

Top Ten NA/Adult

Up in Flames (Rosemary Beach, #13) by Abbi Glines

The Master (Submissive, #8) by Tara Sue Me

Deception Island by Brynn Kelly

Honor (The Breaking Point, #1) by Jay Crownover

Kings Rising (Captive Prince, #3) by C.S. Pacat

The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings, #2) by J.R. Ward

Addicted (Outlaws #2) by Elle Kennedy

The Day We Met by Rowan Coleman

Exiled (Madame X, #3) by Jasinda Wilder

Big Easy Temptation (The Perfect Gentlemen, #3) by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake

Check back tomorrow for Best Book Covers of 2016