RoseBlood Release Day Blitz + Giveaway

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Hello, bookworms! I am beyond excited for RoseBlood by A.G. Howard. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy and pre-ordered a copy almost immediately because I loved it so much! If you haven’t heard about RoseBlood yet – no worries! That’s what I’m here for!  🙂 It’s a Phantom of the Opera inspired re-telling, but just keep reading for more information!

This blitz includes a giveaway for a signed RoseBlood poster and a mask courtesy of A.G. and Rockstar Book Tours. For a chance to win, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the end of this post!


About the Book


Title: RoseBlood
Author: A.G. Howard
Pub. Date: January 2017
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 432
Formats: Hardcover/Paperback/eBook
Find: 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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About A.G. Howard

A.G. Howard was inspired to write SPLINTERED while working at a school library. She always wondered what would’ve happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child.

When she’s not writing, A.G.’s pastimes are reading, rollerblading, gardening, and family vacations which often include impromptu side trips to 18th century graveyards or condemned schoolhouses to appease her overactive muse.

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The Giveaway

One (1) winner will receive a signed RoseBlood poster and mask. US only. Ends on January 17, 2017.

Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway to enter, and good luck! 🙂

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Cover Reveal: One Wish Away by Ingrid Seymour

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Hi, bookworms! Today I bring to you a cover reveal for one of my favorite new authors, Ingrid Seymour. I have read all of her young adult books – she has written a few romance novels, also – so it goes without saying that I love promoting Ingrid in any way I can,  🙂

I absolutely loved the Ignite the Shadows series, and has become one of my favorite series, and the Morphid Chronicles was just as good. While waiting for the third books in both of those series, there’s a new series to fall in love with!


About the Book


Title: One Wish Away
Series: Djinn Empire, #1
Author: Ingrid Seymour
Pub. Date: February 2017

Description:

Can one love destroy the world?

Marielle Iris used to believe her grandpa when he said she’d inherit his wish-granting Djinn.

That was a while ago, though, when she was little, naïve and happy. Now she believes in completely different things like lousy ex-boyfriends, dead mothers, and alcoholic fathers who abandon you.

But everything changes when Grandpa dies and her mourning tears conjure Faris Nasser, a sensual creature she’s been warned never to trust. She’s desperate to dismiss the fiend but agonizes over the right wishes. Meanwhile, he tries to prolong his freedom by seducing her with his magic and sexy looks. However, she knows better than to trust romantic advances, much less from arrogant mythical beings. What she doesn’t know is that she’s become part of a mortal conflict between two spell-bound Djinn, each seeking to regain freedom by breaking their curse. Though Zet, Faris’s Djinn brother, also wants revenge, which involves killing Marielle.

Determined to stay alive, she devises a plan to defeat Zet. But when Zet kidnaps her best friend, she’s faced with the difficult choice: save Faris from eternal imprisonment or save her best friend from certain death.


About the Author

Ingrid Seymour is the author of the Ignite The Shadows and Morphid Chronicles series. When she’s not writing books, she spends her time working as a software engineer, cooking exotic recipes, hanging out with her family and working out. She writes young adult and new adult fiction in a variety of genres, including sci-fi, urban fantasy, romance, paranormal and horror.

Her favorite outings involve a trip to the library or bookstore where she immediately gravitates toward the YA section. She’s an avid reader and fangirl of many amazing books. She is a dreamer and a fighter who believes perseverance and hard work can make dreams come true.

She lives in Birmingham, AL with her husband, two kids and a cat named Mimi.

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The Giveaway

Ingrid is running a giveaway for one paperback ARC of One Wish Away! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway to enter.

Blog Tour: Spells & Sorcery by S. Usher Evans

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Hello, bookworms! Welcome to my stop of the Spells & Sorcery blog tour! I read and reviewed the book back in August for #ARCAugust and enjoyed it, and I love promoting authors and their books in any way that I can!  🙂 My stop of the tour is an author interview. Learn more about the book, the author, and the inspiration behind the main character Lexie. Don’t forget to check out the giveaway!


About the Book


Title: Spells & Sorcery
Series: The Lexie Carrigan Chronicles, #1
Author: S. Usher Evans
Pub. Date: October 2016
Pages: 230

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Description:

Lexie Carrigan thought the weirdest thing about her was she preferred watching documentaries and reading the newspaper to reality TV and Twitter. But on the eve of her fifteenth birthday, her aunt and sisters drop a bomb–she’s magical.

Now the girl who never made waves is blowing up her nightstand and trying to keep from wreaking havoc on her school. When a kind stranger shows up with all the answers, Lexie hopes he’ll be able to help her control her newfound powers. But Gavon may not be as kind as he seems, and soon Lexie finds out that being magical is the least weird thing about her.


About the Author

S. Usher Evans is an author, blogger, and witty banter aficionado. Born in Pensacola, Florida, she left the sleepy town behind for the fast-paced world of Washington, D.C.. There, she somehow landed jobs with BBC, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Television before finally settling into a “real job” as an IT consultant. After a quarter life crisis at age 27, she decided consulting was for the birds and rekindled a childhood passion for writing novels. She sold everything she owned and moved back to Pensacola, where she currently resides with her two dogs, Zoe and Mr. Biscuit.

Evans is the author of the Razia series, Madion War Trilogy, and Empath, published by Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing.

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Author Interview

I love doing author interviews! There are times where I really struggle with the questions to ask, but it definitely helps when you know a little bit of the author and can relate to them or their books. I absolutely loved this interview with Sush, so without further ado – on with the interview!  🙂

If you could have one magical power, what would it be?

The ability to retrieve objects from wherever. I would never leave the couch—or lose anything—again.

When I first saw the cover for Spells & Sorcery, I immediately got the Wizards of Waverly Place song stuck in my head. If you could give Lexie a theme song – what would some of the lyrics be?

Oh man, that’s hard. I’m not a song-writer. Probably something like “All I wanna do is study American history, but now I gotta figure out this mystery. Why is everyone acting so weird, is my past worse than I fear?”

Credit to the Rhyming Dictionary.

I also got a lot of vibe from other television shows – Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Charmed, for the sister’s and female cast element; Buffy the Vampire Slayer, strangely, for the “coming into the gift” element – but what was some of your inspiration for Lexie and having a cast of predominately all female characters? Was this intended, and does it lead into further books in the series?

I came up with Lexie when I was thirteen, and I was into Harry Potter and anime. I write female protagonists because I am female, and that was my default for a number of years (creatively, I’m starting to branch out into the dudebros and people unlike me). I always wanted sisters, so that’s why Lexie got sisters, and I’ve always thought that magic more readily associated with females.

I tend to write stories about people and relationships first, then perhaps deal with the world around them. For Lexie, she’s going through that strange period in her life where nobody really understands the deep well of activity happening beneath the surface, and she lacks the ability to effectively communicate what that is. Hence the secrecy, the fighting, and the clinging to someone who even remotely acts like he gets her. I’ve noticed that it resonates with a lot of teenagers, which was my target audience.

You were an IT consultant – that’s awesome! I’m a web developer, and it seems that a lot of authors come from the technology field. I know you left that world behind to start writing, but do you think if you weren’t a writer, you’d still be doing technology related job(s)?

If I weren’t a writer, I’d be dead. That sounds dramatic, but I denied my creative side for a long time because it wasn’t the “right” thing to do. Now I fight tooth and nail to retain that identity because it took so long to grab hold of.

That being said, I do utilize my IT and project management background to manage my website and business. Having the skills to be able to do *almost* everything is key to being a successful self-publisher.

If you could give words of advice to new writers, what advice would you give?

Recently, my favorite bit of advice is to love your voice. It’s such a simple concept, and something that tripped me up for a long time. Love the way you tell stories, and you’ll be able to move past the general ick factor and into the real problems of the manuscript.

You were recently at DragonCon. Do you ever go to cons just for yourself, and if so – what is your favorite that you’ve attended?

I do a LOT of conventions for the books, but to be honest, I don’t really like the scene. I’m not much for big crowds and walking around and buying things I don’t need (related: I’m mentally sixty). My preference are outdoor concerts where I can sit on the beach and drink a beer and enjoy life.


The Giveaway

There are two giveaways for this tour! Both open internationally:

– This is an individual blog giveaway. I will choose a winner no later than November 11 and prize will be sent out after November 15. An active email is required.

All About Indies & Ninja Book Box (+ Giveaway)

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You know what? I don’t shop indie bookstores as much as I should. I’m slightly ashamed to admit that I do shop “big box sellers,” 🙁

I live on the east coast, in Maryland, where there are beaches all around in the tri-state area (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) and there’s only one indie store that I know of within reasonable distance to me and that’s Bethany Beach Books in Bethany Beach, DE.

I’ve never physically been there*, but I was a part of their monthly book subscription box – The Book Drop – for a while before a few things came up, and I had to cancel it for the time being. I loved receiving books from a smaller independent shop because you could see the thought and care they put into the box . . . similar to Owlcrate or Uppercase, but just felt more personal.

And of course the books chosen weren’t the highly anticipated titles that everyone is looking forward to. They weren’t exactly backlist (although I did get a couple that were <2014) but they were books that you might not have heard of or that were overlooked because of other popular books, etc. I’m not keen on who all the independent authors are, so they may have also been indie authors.

After the new year, I definitely plan on subscribing back to The Book Drop because the books and the items included in the Teenage Dream (YA) box was completely worth it. I was originally subscribed during the summer, and received a lot of summer/beach reads . . . they’re definitely not really my thing, so I’d be interested in knowing if during the winter they’ll be different,  🙂

*I plan on making a trip this week,  😀

While I might not shop indie as much as I should, I do support indies when and where I can. I also support self-published authors or small publishers as much as I can. I have the philosophy that “we all start from somewhere.” The best part? Some of the best books I’ve ever read have been by self published authors or books published by smaller publishers.

Now, with that said . . . I met Bex at An Armchair by the Sea when I very first joined Twitter and the book community back in May 2016. Roughly around that time, she was putting together a mini book swap (Ninja Book Swap) that I participated in – so much fun!  😀 – so I’ve known her for awhile and when I found out about the Ninja Book Box subscription that she’s got started . . . I just knew I had to help promote it. Check it out!


About Ninja Book Box

Ninja Book Box is a new quarterly box shipping worldwide from the UK and featuring books published by independent publishers. We aim to introduce excellent books (both backlist and new releases) particularly those which our team & the publishers we work with feel haven’t received the recognition they deserve, and help you find favourites in genres you wouldn’t necessarily pick up for yourselves. Supporting primarily UK based small businesses, each box will contain a book (often signed by the author & with additional material) plus at least two gift items, and lots of other fun extras and will take its theme from the book. We want to support excellence and promote exploration and discovery in all aspects of the box. Subscribers will also gain access to lots of additional community perks. For more information sign up to our newsletter, or check out our website for details of how to get the first box!


The Giveaway

Enter to win the first ever Ninja Book Box! This giveaway is a Rafflecopter giveaway.

Blog Tour: Wake the Hollow by Gaby Triana

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Hello, my bookworms!

Welcome to my stop of the Wake the Hollow blog tour! This is a book I have been eyeballing for some time, and I was happy when I got accepted for the tour!  🙂 I love stories like these, even though I don’t read them all that often. Much more ghost story than mystery/thriller, but a great combination of both!

Check out my review for Wake the Hollow, read the first chapter for yourself, and enter the giveaway for custom Halloween bracelets made by the author! Until then, just remember, “spooky things just come with the territory.”  👻



Title: Wake the Hollow
Author: Gaby Triana
Pub. Date: August 2016
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Description:

Forget the ghosts, Mica. It’s real, live people you should fear.

Tragedy has brought Micaela Burgos back to her hometown of Sleepy Hollow. It’s been six years since she chose to live with her father in Miami instead of her eccentric mother. And now her mother is dead.

This town will suck you in and not let go.

Sleepy Hollow may be famous for its fabled headless horseman, but the town is real. So are its prejudices and hatred, targeting Mica’s family as outsiders. But ghostly voices carry on the wind, whispering that her mother’s death was based on hate…not an accident at all. With the help of two very different guys — who pull at her heart in very different ways — Micaela must awaken the hidden secret of Sleepy Hollow…before she meets her mother’s fate.

Find the answers.

Unless, of course, the answers find you first.


I don’t usually give out five star reviews all that often. However, Wake the Hollow touched me just the right way and is completely deserving of five stars! It kept my attention since the first page, and kept me wanting to read more. The ending warmed my heart in just the right way, too.

It was a mystery/thriller, but not with the typical plot in most mysteries. Even with a who-done-it element, it didn’t really feel like one. Mica was on a mission to find answers about her mother and what her mother – in addition to another woman – was trying to tell her, but it didn’t revolve around Mica hunting down clues on how her mother died.

Believe it or not, I have never read nor seen any Sleepy Hollow adaptations. As far as all of the references and what-not go, I went into this book completely blind. Thankfully, everything was descriptive and full of details that I wasn’t reading and needing much explanation elsewhere on things.

There were some things that were a little predictable, but it didn’t ruin the plot for me because there were still enough twists and turns along the way that made up for anything that was predictable. Some of the scenes had me sitting on edge waiting to see what would happen.

Mica’s character annoyed me a little bit. I know she had just lost her mom and she moved back to Sleepy Hollow to take care of the loose ends, and her father is a little missing in action and she doesn’t have anyone in town other than Bram – so she’s a little emotional and under a lot of stress. Just something irritated me . . . felt like she cried over every little thing. Her character was portrayed (read as) a strong and semi-independent young woman, but some of her actions were everything but.

The little “love triangle” of sorts between Mica, Bram, and Dane was actually pretty interesting to read. I have no idea why, but I like petty things like that. Bram’s dedication to Mica was so innocent and childhood love, that I was kind of leaning toward them. However, Dane was always there for her when she needed him.

The Hallow Eve scene was probably my favorite scene, and the other scene’s with the Headless Horseman were some of my favorites also. Sleepy Hollow is definitely a town that has a lot of history and past, unspoken words and stories. It actually makes me really want to visit! Just to feel that chilly vibe that I got from the book but in real life!

Definitely a fast paced book with some chills and thrills, twists and turns, and a hidden truth worth digging up.


Excerpt

Follow me, please. The woman’s smoky silhouette hovers over me again.

Leave me alone. I cover my eyes, though I can still see her swirling shape through my fingers.

She floats closer, wringing her misty hands. You mustn’t ignore me, Micaela. You must come with me.

Stop, I won’t go with you! I hate that I can never see her face clearly. Why won’t she leave me alone? Wake up!

A long screech rips me from the hazy dream. My eyes fly open, and my hands grip the first thing ahead of me for balance. Seats. Plastic. Brakes hiss to a stop. A drunk old man asleep in a window seat opposite mine stirs. Where am I? The Metro-North train…that’s right. We’ve pulled into Tarrytown station. 11:28 p.m. I almost slept through my stop.

For the full excerpt of the first chapter, visit Entangled Teen.


About the Author

Gaby Triana is the award-winning author of six YA novels — Wake the Hollow (Aug. 2016, Entangled), Summer of Yesterday, Riding the Universe, The Temptress Four, Cubanita, and Backstage Pass, as well as thirteen ghostwritten novels for best-selling authors. Originally a 4th grade teacher with a Master of Science in Elementary Education and ten years teaching experience, Gaby earned Teacher of the Year in 2000, wrote her first novel, Freddie and the Biltmore Ghost, then left teaching to launch a full-time writing career. She went on to publish young adult novels with HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, win an IRA Teen Choice Award, ALA Best Paperback Award, and Hispanic Magazine’s Good Reads of 2008. She spends her time obsessing about Halloween, Christmas, and Disney World, as well as hosting parties, designing mugs, making whimsical cakes, and winning costume contests. When she’s not writing, she might also be watching Jurassic Park movies with her boys, posting excessive food pics on social media, or helping run the Florida region of the SCBWI. Gaby lives in Miami with her three sons, Michael, Noah, and Murphy. She has one dog, Chloe, and two cats—Miss Daisy, and the reformed thug, shooting survivor, Bowie.

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Giveaway

  • One (1) grand prize winner will win a Halloween bracelet personally made by Gaby Triana + $20 Amazon giftcard.
  • Seven (7) additional winners will win a Halloween bracelet personally made by Gaby Triana.

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Review: Heartborn by Terry Maggert (+ Giveaway)

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Title: Heartborn
Author: Terry Maggert
Pub. Date: September 2016
Pages: 238
Format: eARC
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Description:

Her guardian angel was pushed. Keiron was never meant to be anything other than a hero. Born high above in a place of war and deception, he is Heartborn, a being of purity and goodness in a place where there violence and deceit are just around every corner. His disappearance will spark a war he cannot see, for Keiron has pierced the light of days to save a girl he has never met, for reasons he cannot understand. Livvy Foster is seventeen, brave, and broken. With half a heart, she bears the scars of a lifetime of pain and little hope of survival. Until Keiron arrives. In the middle of a brewing war and Livvy’s failing heart, Keiron will risk everything for Livvy, because a Heartborn’s life can only end in one way: Sacrifice. Fall with Livvy and Keiron as they seek the truth about her heart, and his power, and what it means to love someone who will give their very life to save you.


The Review

Can I just say . . . the cover is absolutely gorgeous! It was the main reason I wanted to read Heartborn, because it’s a story that I wouldn’t have willingly picked up and chose to read on my own. However, I was approached by Terry and read the description, then decided to take the chance. For the second time this month, I was cautious because I thought there might’ve been a Christian theme. Thankfully, I didn’t get that vibe. There was a little bit of it, but not in the sense that I was thinking.

I don’t really like high fantasy all that much, but this is a really good book that brought me out of my comfort zone! The only real complaint that I have is there was a lot of information to take in all at once, especially for Keiron and the Windhook’s empire. Some of it was hard to follow, but most of it wasn’t that difficult to understand. It was just a lot of information and details.

You know, I really liked Cressa’s character. I had a gut-wrenching feeling of what her purpose was. It was one of those she’s so flawed because of her past . . . she’s going to be used for good, even if it sounds bad thing. The entire time I was thinking to myself why in the world are the Windhook’s being so nice to her when she’s only a Flyer.

I loved the idea of being a Heartborn, even if it was somewhat . . . frowned upon in the empire. Not something that is chosen at will – more or less thrust upon Keiron, even though he knew in his heart that was what’s meant of him and there’s no changing it. It means pure devotion and selfless-ness.

Alternating between Sliver and Livvy’s “real world,” there was a nice foundation on the building of the story and how the two worlds would collide. Livvy was such a cute character, too. With only half a heart – the girl had spunk! I really liked Dozer, too, and was in for a shock when it was revealed who he was . . . even though I’m still trying to wrap my head around it a little.

There was an epic battle scene with Keiron’s mother (Vasa), father (Saiinov), and one of his sisters (Habira) that I really enjoyed. It ultimately changes the course of the book, which was the whole purpose – Vasa planned the entire thing methodically, although it was slightly flawed.

Plenty of action, a little bit of romance, and a house trying to take over the empire.


About the Author

Born in 1968, I discovered fishing shortly after walking, a boon, considering I lived in South Florida. After a brief move to Kentucky, my family trekked back to the Sunshine State. I had the good fortune to attend high school in idyllic upstate New York, where I learned about a mythical substance known as “Seasons”. After two or three failed attempts at college, I bought a bar. That was fun because I love beer, but, then, I eventually met someone smarter than me (a common event), and, in this case, she married me and convinced me to go back to school–which I did, with enthusiasm. I earned a Master’s Degree in History and rediscovered my love for writing. My novels explore dark fantasy, immortality, and the nature of love as we know it. I live near Nashville, Tennessee, with the aforementioned wife, son, and herd, and, when I’m not writing, I teach history, grow wildly enthusiastic tomato plants, and restore my 1967 Mustang.

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Giveaway

Courtesy of Terry Maggert, one (1) winner will receive a $10 Amazon giftcard. Giveaway is a Rafflecopter giveaway, and you must provide an email account associated with an Amazon account to receive the e-giftcard.

Read my giveaway policy for details and information on privacy policy.

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Blog Tour: Crossing the Barrier by Martine Lewis (Review)

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Hi bookworms! Welcome to my stop on the Crossing the Barrier blog tour. I don’t read a lot of contemporary anymore, but I like mixing it up every once in awhile and I’m glad to be involved with this tour!  🙂 Read my review and read about Breaking the Mold, book two in the Gray Eyes series, and be sure to enter the giveaway for Crossing the Barrier!


About the Book + Review


Title: Crossing the Barrier
Series: The Gray Eyes, #1
Author: Martine Lewis
Pub. Date: March 2016
Pages: 380
Format: eARC
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Description:

High school student Malakai Thomas, star wide receiver of the varsity team, collides with band member Lily Morgan on his way to football practice. As days go by, Malakai cannot get the petite clarinetist out of his head. Lily Morgan can feel everyone’s emotions. She loses her ability to shield herself against them the day Malakai runs into her. Now she must try to maintain her sanity in the emotional jungle that is high school, as well as deal with her growing feelings for Malakai. Can Malakai get over the social stigma and his own internal struggle to be with Lily? Is Lily’s secret too big to accept, even for him?


The Review

I actually liked this book a lot more than I thought I would. I knew it was a contemporary – which I generally have to be in the mood to read – with a supernatural type twist. At first, I thought that it would be heavily laden with a religious undertone. I was pleased when it wasn’t. It was easy to get into and was a pretty fast read. However, the writing of the book was a little dry and bland – basic, in a way. There were a lot of phrases and moments that were repetitive.

It was a very cute read, though. I don’t read contemporary much and romances even less. I really liked that Malakai and Lily are in high school but their relationship wasn’t one of those “I can’t go a single moment with you!” that a lot of authors portray in high school romances. They were into their own things and spent time apart. Although, I wasn’t entirely crazy about how Malakai always had to make himself out to be the bad guy for not being there for Lily. She’s a strong girl, she didn’t need someone protecting her.

Lily’s mother was a complete and utter bitch, and I just couldn’t understand why Lily would continue to subject herself to that even if the house was technically hers. I mean, it’s not like she could’ve done anything about it until the courts decided anyway. So why not take up the offer with her uncle? Then towards to end, she did exactly what she kept saying she wouldn’t do.

The only complaint that I have about Crossing the Barrier is that it waits until the very last few pages to even hint at a twist. Yes, Lily is an empath and it’s her secret but it’s not exactly a secret to those closest to her and the reader already knows all about it. However, there’s another twist and it took the entire book to even catch a glimpse of it! It makes the reader want to keep reading just to find out what this twist is, and then completely lets you down.

I have no desire to read the other books in the series, even if they sound interesting.


Breaking the Mold (The Gray Eyes, Book #2)


Title: Breaking the Mold
Series: The Gray Eyes, #2
Author: Martine Lewis
Pub. Date: September 2016
Pages: 351

Description:

A girl stuck in her father’s mold.

Olivia Kendall looks forward to her senior year of high school. But her world is shaken when a new boy walks into school, a boy she cannot help but be drawn to. But her father’s ideas for her life don’t include Alex.

A boy with a gift, desperate for a real home.

Alex Parker begins his senior year in yet another school. The only person he looks forward to seeing again is Olivia Kendall, a girl he knew in second grade, a girl who never made fun of him. One touch, and he knows what he’s suspected all along: there is something unearthly about their connection.

Can the two stay together despite Alex’s secret, despite a town that seems to conspire against them?


About the Author

Martine Lewis is a forty something who was born and raised in the French speaking province of Quebec, Canada. She spent her childhood looking forward to her summer vacations at the farm, which were a nice escape from the suburbs where she lived.

Her first written endeavor was a 200-page handwritten Duran Duran bandfiction which she wrote when she was eleven years old. Of all her written work, this is the only one she no longer has.

All throughout high school, Martine wrote more bandfictions and some original work, then she went to write fanfictions in the Star Wars, Buffy and Harry Potter universes. Her fanficiton in the Potterverse are mostly centered on characters of her own creation and can be found on fanfiction.net.

Following her viewing of Roswell on Netflix in 2012, Martine wrote book two and three of the Gray Eyes Series, then went on to create the Gray Eyes Series universe in which she has been playing ever since. She writes contemporary coming-of-age romance fiction (young adult/new adult) with a twist.

Martine is an avid reader and rollerskater. She loves sushi, hot chocolate on a cold day, and the beach. But what she loves above all else is to curl on her chair with her computer and write more stories for her readers.

Martine currently lives in Houston TX with her two cats.

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The Giveaway

Follow the link to enter to win a copy of Crossing the Barrier on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/199682-crossing-the-barrier.

Crossing the Barrier will be free on Amazon September 1st through September 5th over Labor Day weekend! Go pick up your copy today!