#STARFLIGHT Launch Blitz + Giveaway @Melissa_Landers

 Hey there, booklovers!

newsfcoverI’m author Melissa Landers, and I’m thrilled to announce the release of STARFLIGHT, the first in a brand new sci-fi series from Disney-Hyperion. I originally pitched this story to my editor as “Overboard” (one of my favorite romantic comedies) meets “Firefly” (an amazing show that was tragically cancelled after one season). STARFLIGHT follows the misadventures of Solara Brooks, a penniless felon who indentures herself to her high school nemesis, Doran Spaulding, in exchange for passage to a new world. But when Doran’s memory is temporarily erased, Solara convinces him their roles are reversed—that she’s the master and he’s the servant—and leads him onto a renegade spaceship, where intergalactic shenanigans ensue. STARFLIGHT is very different in tone from the Alienated trilogy, but the story is still filled with all the things I love: humor, heart, and adventure.

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Release Day Celebration! Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown + Giveaway

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Join me in celebrating the release of Velvet Undercover! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway before you leave and spread the word. You can also check out my review HERE.

 

 ABOUT THE BOOK

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Author: Teri Brown
Release Date: October 20th, 2015
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

SYNOPSIS: 

Perfect for fans of Jennifer Donnelly and Libba Bray comes this page-turning historical spy thriller from Teri Brown, author of the Born of Illusion series.
Samantha Donaldson’s family has always done its duty for the British Crown. In the midst of World War I, seventeen-year-old Sam follows in their footsteps, serving her country from the homefront as a Girl Guide and messenger for the intelligence organization MI5. After her father disappears on a diplomatic mission, she continues their studies of languages, high-level mathematics, and complex puzzles and codes, hoping to make him proud.
When Sam is asked to join the famed women’s spy group La Dame Blanche she’s torn—this could be the adventure she’s dreamed of, but how can she abandon her mother, who has already lost a husband to the war? But when her handlers reveal shocking news, Sam realizes there’s no way she can refuse the exciting and dangerous opportunity.
Her acceptance leads her straight into the heart of enemy territory on a mission to extract the most valuable British spy embedded in Germany, known to the members of LDB only as Velvet. Deep undercover within the court of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Samantha must navigate the labyrinthine palace and its many glamorous—and secretive—residents to complete her assignment. To make matters worse she finds herself forming a forbidden attraction to the enemy-a dangerously handsome German guard. In a place where personal politics are treacherously entangled in wartime policy, can Samantha discover the truth and find Velvet before it’s too late…for them both?
From author Teri Brown comes the thrilling story of one girl’s journey into a deadly world of spycraft and betrayal—with unforgettable consequences.

 
 
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PRAISE FOR VELVET UNDERCOVER

“A slow-burning tale of espionage and deceit that explores the complexities and moral uncertainties of war.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“A taut and swiftly paced historical spy mystery, filled with suspense and surprising plot twists…A great fit for fans of Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity.” (School Library Journal)
“Clever, impetuous Samantha Donaldson is a delight to follow through the murky world of the German court in this twisty tale of espionage and forbidden romance.” Katherine Longshore, author of Gilt, Tarnish
“Brown’s latest is a pulse-racing, whip-smart thriller that kept me guessing until the end.”
—Cat Winters, Morris Award Finalist for In the Shadow of Blackbirds

 
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brown color photoWell behaved women rarely make history. Teri Brown lived that quote way before she ever even heard it. The two things she is most proud of, (besides her children), is that she jumped out of an airplane once and beat the original Legend of Zelda video game.  She’s a novel writer, head banger, pet keeper, math hater, cocktail drinker, booty shaker, book reader, city slicker, food fixer, rule breaker, wine sipper and word scribbler. She loves her husband, children, puppies and chocolate. 

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GIVEAWAY

Must be 13 + To Enter | Ships in US Only

One Grand Prize Winner will get:
– One signed hardback copy of Born of Illusion
– One signed hardback copy of Born of Deception
– One drawstring spygirls bag from the International Spy Museum

– One tablet of spy paper that dissolves when wet
– One password required lock and key journal
– Two black light spy pens
– One pair of brass spyglasses with brass rope chain (Perfect for spying!)

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Release Day Celebration: Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson + Giveaway

 

I am so excited that WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER by Rae Carson releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful new series by Rae Carson, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a set of the GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS series (in paperback format). US only. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

About The Book:
Title: WALK
ON EARTH A STRANGER
Author: Rae
Carson
Pub. Date:
September 22, 2015
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Pages: 448
 
The first
book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae
Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold
must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold
Rush–era America.
Lee Westfall
has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins
deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest
floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is
ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises
herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered
in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find
safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy,
dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar
fantasy tropes.
Walk on
Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae
Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a
slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical
research. 

 
 
Read chapter
1 of WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER annotated by Rae Carson
HERE!
 
 
 
 
 
About
Rae:
Rae Carson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the
acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy. Her next book, Walk On Earth A
Stranger, will be available September 22, 2015. She lives in Arizona with her
husband.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Giveaway Details:
 
1 winner
will receive a set of the 3 GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS series (in paperback
format). US Only.
Ends on September
30th at Midnight EST!

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Release Day Blast: Ascenders by @CLGaber @Wordsmithpublic

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We’re SO excited for this release! We would love for
you to join us in celebrating the release of ASCENDERS by CL
Gaber! 


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ASCENDERS (Ascenders 1) by CL Gaber
YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Is this Hell or is this High School?
THE ASCENDERS Takes You To the In-between Where Teens Who Died Young Go
On the Epic Adventure of an After-Lifetime.
Blurb:
Walker Callaghan doesn’t know what happened to her. One minute she was living
her teenage life in suburban Chicago…and the next minute, she was in a strange
place and in a brand new school with absolutely no homework, no rules, and no
consequences.Walker Callaghan, 16, is dead.She doesn’t go to Heaven or Hell. She lands at The Academy, a middle realm where
teenagers have one thing in common: They were that morning announcement at
their high schools because they died young.

These high school kids are now caught in a strange “in-between” zone where life
hasn’t changed very much. In fact, this special teen limbo looks a lot like life in a
quaint Michigan town complete with jocks, popular girls and cliques. “There are
even cheerleaders in death,” Walker observes. It’s not a coincidence that the music
teacher is a guy named Kurt who “used to have this band.” The drama teacher,
Heath, is crush worthy because back in his life, he starred in some superhero movie
as the Joker.

Principal King explains the rules — there are none. Why? You can’t die twice.

There is no homework.

No tests.

No SATS.

You’re just there to learn because the human brain isn’t fully formed until you’re
24.

By the way, you can’t get hurt physically, so race your Harley off that hillside. But
falling in love is the most dangerous thing you can do …because no one knows how
long you’ll stay in this realm or what’s next. Walker falls hard for tat-covered, bad
boy Daniel Reid who is about to break the only sacred rule of this place. He’s looking
for a portal to return back to the living realm.

Ascenders….An epic adventure of an after-life time.

For more information check out the ASCENDERS
website HERE!

 “A unique twist on the paranormal that will
keep you up all night reading.”-USA Today best selling author Tiffany
King


Excerpt:

Ascenders-8He just looked at me and nodded. It was a deal. Officially.
He sealed it the way we did at the quarry. He stuck out his pinky finger. We swore
on it like little kids.
“When this delicious dinner is done and the kids are asleep,” I began, “I need you to
tell me everything you know about going back.”
Another nod.
Then he grabbed me by the hips until I was face to chest, so I was forced to look up
into his gray eyes. When he lifted me off the ground, I gasped. “You’re really going to
do this?” Daniel asked, looking at me hard. “What if I don’t want you to do it? What if
I forbid you? The last thing I need right now is to worry about you once I get
there.”
“First of all, you can’t forbid me to do anything. And you won’t have to worry,” I
insisted, secretly pleased that he cared that much. My surprised body pressed into
his furious one.
“You and I are going to spend the next few weeks going over everything you’ve
learned. We’re going to leave nothing to chance. We’re going to become scholars of
time travel, but my way. We become experts by trying to answer every question,” I
said, my feet still off the ground.
“We’re taking a really desperate, not to mention audacious, chance; but then
everything in life and death is a desperate and audacious chance,” he said, softening
his grip, lowering my feet to the ground, and holding me close.
“Then let’s be audacious together,” I said, glancing out the window where the kids
and the dog were falling onto fresh snow mounds on the front lawn, thanks to an
afternoon storm that seemed to represent the blank slate we needed to start
anew.
Ascenders-10Perhaps my period of desperate mourning was over, although the pain was still
there and the wound was fresh. Daniel seemed to know it was also time to move on
and he made that clear when he put his fingers under my chin, tilted my head up,
and pressed his lips to mine in a hard kiss.
“Callaghan, chances are we’ll never make it back here,” he said into my ear as he
held me. The beating of his heart told me a different story.
“I don’t like those chances, so let’s kick them in the ass,” I said.



Giveaway:

About The Author:
 

CLGaberC.L. Gaber is the co-author of the bestselling YA novel “Jex Malone.”
She is also an entertainment journalist, syndicated worldwide through
the New York Times Syndicate. She interviews A-lister movie,
TV and music stars for the Chicago Sun-Times. A movie-loving kid in
Chicago, she grew up to earn a degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
at Arizona State. Now she lives Nevada with her husband Ron, once her high school
boyfriend; her stepdaughter, Sabrina; and their dogs, Colt and Georgie.Website

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Movie Release Day Spotlight & Exclusive Giveaway: The Calling by Inger Ash Wolfe

 

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To coincide with the theatrical release of the breathtaking thriller The Calling, author Inger Ash Wolfe is donating three signed copies of the book (signed by the author and members of the film’s cast and crew).

The Calling releases in theatres on August 29th.

UK Release Date: October 10th, 2014.

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Who’s in it:
Susan Sarandon, Gil Bellows, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, Donald Sutherland

What’s it all about (book blurb from Goodreads):
There were thirteen crime-scene pictures. Dead faces set in grimaces and shouts. Faces howling, whistling, moaning, crying, hissing. Hazel pinned them to the wall and stood back. It was a silent opera of ghosts.

Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef has lived all her days in the small town of Port Dundas and is now making her way toward retirement with something less than grace. Hobbled by a bad back and a dependence on painkillers, and feeling blindsided by divorce after nearly four decades of marriage, sixty-one-year-old Hazel has only the constructive criticism of her old goat of a mother and her own sharp tongue to buoy her. But when a terminally ill Port Dundas woman is gruesomely murdered in her own home, Hazel and her understaffed department must spring to life. And as one terminally ill victim after another is found—their bodies drained of blood, their mouths sculpted into strange shapes—Hazel finds herself tracking a truly terrifying serial killer across the country while everything she was barely holding together begins to spin out of control.

Through the cacophony of her bickering staff, her unsupportive superiors, a clamoring press, the town’s rumor mill, and her own nagging doubts, Hazel can sense the dead trying to call out. But what secret do they have to share? And will she hear it before it’s too late?

In The Calling, Inger Ash Wolfe brings a compelling new voice and an irresistible new heroine to the mystery world.

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About the Author
Inger Ash Wolfe is the pseudonym of the Canadian fiction writer Michael Redhill.

Michael Redhill is an American-born Canadian poet, playwright and novelist.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Redhill was raised in the metropolitan Toronto, Ontario area. He pursued one year of study at Indiana University, and then returned to Canada, completing his education at York University and the University of Toronto. He was on the editorial board of Coach House Press from 1993 to 1996, and is currently the publisher and editor of the Canadian literary magazine Brick. His first novel, Martin Sloane (2001), won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, and was also nominated for the Giller Prize, the City of Toronto Book Award, and the Trillium Book Award. His most recent novel, Consolation (2006), won the City of Toronto Book Award and was also longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has acted as an editorial board member for Coach House Press, and is one of the editors, and former publisher, of Brick Magazine.

His play, Building Jerusalem, depicts a meeting between Karl Pearson, Augusta Stowe-Gullen, Adelaide Hoodless, and Silas Tertius Rand on New Year’s Eve night just prior to the 20th century. The play garnered him the Dora Award, the Chalmers Award, and a nomination for the Governor General’s award.

***GIVEAWAY***

3 SIGNED copies of The Calling up for grabs (signed by author and cast and crew members).

Bloggers who participate in hosting this giveaway on their blogs will be placed in a separate
poll to receive 1 of the 3 signed books on offer.

Ends September 19th (Midnight GMT).

International giveaway.

Contest is void where prohibited. Entrants must be 13 or else have parent or guardian’s permission to enter. Winners will be contacted via email within seven days after the contest ends. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or the prize will go to another entrant.

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Release Event + Giveaway: Eruption by Christina Mobley

 

Book Title: Eruption

Series: The Vangretta Curse #3Author: Christina MobleyRelease Date: June 29, 2014Genre: YA FantasyPresented by:As You Wish Tours

To celebrate today’s release of Eruption (book 3), Elementris (book1) is FREE on Amazon Kindle!!

 

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BLURB

When you love someone more than yourself, protecting them is all that matters; it is all there is…

Snow one minute and blazing temperatures the next, horrific storms everywhere, and Ava has no idea what’s causing it. Desperate for answers, she turns to the past. An ancient diary reveals the truth about Element Island and the true origins of those born of the Element. Everything she thought she knew is wrong. Destiny is coming for her unborn child.

Ava’s fairytale has quickly turned into a nightmare. No one can be trusted. Friendships will be tested, and lives will be lost. As nature and destiny collide, a child that will change everything is born. The eruption will mark the beginning and the end, and the battle has just begun.

EXCERPT

…Brea…

Caslan had drawn a strange symbol on the sand in front of her before moving around to stand at her back. “Say these words.” he instructed, the words whispering against her neck as his warm breath tickled the tiny hairs there. Her skin tingled and her heart started to race. “Rub the crystal with your thumb. You’re going to make that baby float,” he said.

Brea laughed, “Yeah, right.”

“You will,” he said against her ear. “Say these words. “Rise up, dance for me, Harinick awlet manicuine, and visualize it. Concentrate on the symbol.” The words rolled off his tongue, making him sound like he was from a different time.

Brea closed her eyes, feeling a strange prickling sensation in the palm of her hand. It felt like it had fallen asleep and was trying to wake back up. Caslan reached for her hand and pried her fingers open. She looked down at the crystal that lay in her palm. Colors flashed within it.

“Say the words and look at the symbol. Make the crystal weightless.”

Brea took a deep breath. “Raise up, dance for me, Harinick awlet manicuine.” She leaned forward and concentrated on the symbol. The symbol turned black and then caught fire. The crystal rose from her hand and floated above the flaming symbol. Brea wanted to scream. She couldn’t believe what she was seeing. The crystal spun higher and higher until it was right in front of her face. It hovered there, spinning like it weighed nothing at all.

Caslan took her chin in his hand and kissed her. His kiss was not careful it was all-consuming and feral. She knew she should fear the strange sensations he was causing her to feel, but it was so amazing. She’d never felt more alive; out of control, yet completely free. His hands moved over her body and suddenly she didn’t want there to be any space between them. She wrapped herself around him as he lowered her to the sand. She heard the crystal drop beside them. He was breathing fast, just like hers. He propped himself up on his elbow, looked at her, and grinned. “I told you that you could do it.”

“You did that.” She accused, a little disappointed that he seemed to want to talk.

“No,” he denied. “That was all you. You did that.”

“Did I really?” she asked, feeling a little better about the talking thing, amazed at what she had done.

He leaned in and, touching her lightly, slowly traced a path over her shoulder and down her arm before he responded, “You did.”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Christina Mobley is a married, mother of four, who spends her days caring for her children. She grew up in Florida, living on the banks of the St.Mary’s river, and as a child always had a fascination for storms and the power they wield. The Vangeretta Curse series was inspired by that fascination.

 

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