12/17/2014

Cover Reveal: Jay Crownover's ASA

We are so excited about the cover reveal for Jay Crownover's ASA! ASA is the sixth and final book in Jay's Marked Men Series, published by HarperCollins. Check out the hot cover and don't forget to pre-order your copy today!


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About ASA:
Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one stunning arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it’s easy to hit bottom when it’s the place you know best.

Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but her partner’s life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends she’s trying to muddle through her confusion and devastation all alone. Except she can’t stop thinking about the sexy southern bartender she locked up. Crushing on Asa is the last thing she needs but his allure is too strong to resist. His long criminal record can only hurt her already shaky career and chasing after a guy who has no respect for the law or himself can only end in heartbreak.

A longtime criminal and a cop together just seems so wrong . . . but for Asa and Royal, being wrong together is the only right choice to make.

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And don’t miss the previous books in The Marked Men Series!

RULE

JET

ROME

NASH

ROWDY

And don't miss Jay at 3pm EST over at the Between The Covers page on Facebook today! Come chat with her!

About Jay Crownover: Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She also introduced the dark and sexy world of The Point that started with BETTER WHEN HE's BAD and is currently working on her newest series The Saint of Denver. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.      

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12/12/2014

The Insurgent Trailer is Here + Movie Poster + Character Posters

What a great holiday present -- here's the new Insurgent trailer! From the press release:
The thrilling NEW TRAILER for THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT is finally here, as well as the exclusive NEW POSTER to add to the excitement of the #DivergentFandom!

Racing against time, Tris and Four must find out what her family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why some will do anything to stop them. Get in on the action and be amazed by the star-studded cast, which includes Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts, Academy Award® Winners Kate Winslet and Octavia Spencer, and more. You'll want to be sure to join them on this adventure when THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT hits theaters nationwide in 2D, RealD, and Digital 3D on MARCH 20, 2015!

Take a look at the poster, you guys!


And the presents aren't quite over because there are character posters as well. You can see all of them here, but we've picked out a couple of our favorites. Look at TRIS! And helloooooo Four. 



 A few readers have asked about the music in the trailer, and the music used is: 

Pusher Music – See What I’ve Become
Twelve Titan Music – Dark Halo


12/08/2014

Now That You're Here Blog Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway


I know that PTB readers realize how very, very much we love a parallel universe story, and you can imagine our excitement at getting a chance to interview Amy. You guys, just read this synopsis (and then oh wow, the praise for it) and make sure you put this book on your TBR this holiday season:


Title: NOW THAT YOU'RE HERE
Author: Amy K. Nichols
Pub. Date: December 9, 2014
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Formats: Hardcover, eBook




Synopsis: In a parallel universe, the classic bad boy falls for the class science geek.

One minute Danny was running from the cops, and the next, he jolted awake in an unfamiliar body--his own, but different. Somehow, he's crossed into a parallel universe. Now his friends are his enemies, his parents are long dead, and studious Eevee is not the mysterious femme fatale he once kissed back home. Then again, this Eevee--a girl who'd rather land an internship at NASA than a date to the prom--may be his only hope of getting home.

Eevee tells herself she's only helping him in the name of quantum physics, but there's something undeniably fascinating about this boy from another dimension . . . a boy who makes her question who she is, and who she might be in another place and time.

And, coming soon, Duplexity, Part II: While You Were Gone flips this story on its head and tells the tale of the alternate Danny and the alternate Eevee, living in Danny's parallel world.

Praise for Now That You're Here:

"The perfect blend of sci-fi and swoons, Now That You're Here is like no other book I've read. Riveting, romantic and utterly original, it kept me up late!" --Amie Kaufman, author of These Broken Stars

"Dynamic, dizzying, and downright daring, Now That You're Here kept me guessing until the end, and ready for the next." --Shannon Messenger, author of Let the Sky Fall

"Nichols infuses the story with a smattering of science fiction and science fact, while making a welcome departure from the stereotype of the book-smart outcast trying to fit in. These geeks own their intelligence like a badge of honor, using science to help a friend and explore strange new worlds. Riveting in its own right, the story sets the stage for a mirror-image sequel, which will follow the other Danny and Eevee." -- Publishers Weekly, STARRED

"While the world-jumping is fantastical, the personalities and characters (fully individual, without reaching trying-too-hard levels of quirkiness) ring true.... A debut with great characters and huge nerd appeal." -- Kirkus Reviews


We had a chance to ask Amy a few questions, so of course, we went with non-spoilery ones and yes, we had to bring in a Dr. Who mention:

PTB: What inspired you to write a parallel universe story?
Amy:  I didn’t set out to write about parallel universe, but time travel and parallel universe stories have been my favorite for as long as I can remember. Back when I started writing, I wrote a really awful manuscript about a girl and her older sister. No one will ever see that story. I did like the main character, however, and her best friend, Warren. So I decided to write another story about them. I started with a scene where Eevee is sitting in class, and suddenly the boy next to her woke up and didn’t know where he was or how he got there. He did recognize Eevee, though. I kept writing, exploring their interactions, and realized he was from a parallel universe, and knew an alternate Eevee there. From that point it was a matter of figuring out how he jumped to this world and whether or not he’d be returning to his own. A few months later, I’d written the manuscript that became NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE.

PTB: Did Danny and Evee's characters (a bad boy and a geek -- LOVE that!) evolve during your writing process?
Amy: I had a pretty clear sense of who Danny was from the start. Eevee took longer to get on the page. I knew she was smart and had a complicated family situation, but it took me a while to figure out what makes her tick. She’s a bit of an outsider, but not in a troubled way. She’s pretty comfortable with being on the edge of the typical hierarchical drama. That was surprising to me. So her character definitely evolved over the writing and revising process.

PTB: In what other time travel story would you place your characters? Do you think they would travel with Dr. Who?
Amy: Eevee and Warren would leap at the chance to be the Doctor’s companions! That would be a dream come true for them. I’m not so sure that would be Danny’s first choice, though. He’d be more likely to climb inside that rickety phone booth with Bill & Ted and go play video games with historical figures, or travel back in time a la “Midnight in Paris” to paint with Keith Haring.

PTB: If Danny and Evee could tell PTB readers one thing what would they say?
Amy: I think they’d tell them to live a life that their parallel self would envy.

PTB: If you were to travel to a parallel universe, what three things would you bring along?
Amy: Oooh, that’s a good question. Let’s see…since you said things, I can’t say my family. So… I’d take along a video recorder loaded with videos from my world, but space to record footage of the parallel world. A journal. And a photo of my family (just in case things are so different there that they don’t exist!).

Many thanks to Amy (and Rockstar Book Tours) for spending some time here with us today. And check out the giveaway below -- 10 winners!!!
G I V E A W A Y

10 winners will receive a hardcover of NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE and swag.
US and Canada Only.


Take a look at the book trailer. I simply love the use of chaos theory. It makes my geeky heart so happy -- that shattering moment where everything is upside down from where you thought it would be is a story that will capture my interest every single time:



Check out the other tour stops for more interviews, guest posts, reviews and most of all, chances to win this awesome giveway:

Week One:
12/1/2014- Reading YA RocksGuest Post
12/2/2014- Fiction Fare- Review
12/3/2014- Xpresso ReadsInterview
12/4/2014- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post
12/5/2014- Please Feed the Bookworm- Review;

Week Two:
12/8/2014- Page Turners BlogInterview
12/9/2014- Once Upon a TwilightReview
12/10/2014- The Cover ContessaInterview
12/11/2014- The Best Books EverReview
12/12/2014- Me, My Shelf and I- Guest Post


About Amy: 
Amy K. Nichols lives on the edge of the Phoenix desert with her husband and children. In the evenings, she enjoys sitting outside, counting bats and naming stars. Sometimes she names the bats. NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE is her first novel. Visit her online at amyknichols.com.


Jennifer Armentrout's WICKED Release Week Blitz

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(WICKED is a New Adult paranormal romance. Content is suited for ages 17+.)

We are over the moon excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout's WICKED! WICKED is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and the first book in Jennifer’s Wicked Trilogy!


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WICKED Synopsis: Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

 Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

 Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

 But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

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Excerpt:
It was him. Green Eyes. Ren. That was his name. Now I remembered. I started to step forward, but he beat me to it. Moving as quickly as a damn snake striking, he caught my wrists. He didn’t yank my arms to my sides. All he did was hold my fists away from his face.
A lopsided grin appeared on those full lips. “Can’t say I’m entirely surprised you took a swing at me.”
“Then I guess this won’t surprise you either.” Leaning back, I shifted my weight onto my left leg, but again, Ren outmaneuvered me with a quickness that was sort of embarrassing.
He stepped into what would’ve been a fantastic kick and forced me back against the wall. Then there was nowhere to go, no space whatsoever. My back was against the building, and the entire length of his hard body was pressed against mine.
Son of a b*tch.
As if he could read my mind, that grin spread and the dimples played peekaboo. “Now I think we can have a conversation without me ending up bloody.”
I blew out an aggravated breath. “I wouldn’t bet on that not happening.”
He chuckled, and the sound rumbled through me. I couldn’t even remember being this close to a guy since . . . since Shaun. “Look, I’m sorry for snatching you off the street like a kidnapper, but you were about to make yet another huge mistake.”
His apology was lost on me. “Make another mistake?”
“Yeah, like the one last night that ended with you getting shot.” He dipped his chin, and the yellow glow of the light attached to the wall above us glanced off his broad cheekbones. “I know what you were about to do.”
“I didn’t make a mistake last night. I was doing my job,” I spat. “And I doubt your job includes grabbing chicks off the street.”
“That would be a hell of a lot more entertaining, but the moment you thought you could engage that fae last night, you made a mistake. And you were about to do it again, you little ass.”
“Little ass?” I sputtered. “You grabbed me off the street like a serial killer!”
“And I’ve apologized for that even though you should be thanking me. I just saved your life, sweetness.”
Floored, all I could do was stare at him for a moment. “You’re insane.”
“I’m a lot of things, but today I’m your f***king saving grace.”

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Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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12/05/2014

Anomaly Book Tour: Book Review + Giveaway


Tonya Kuper's YA debut novel, Anomaly, is a must-read for all lovers of paranormal/sci-fi/characters-with-super powers romance. Take a look at the synopsis (from goodreads):

Anomaly (Schrodinger's Consortium #1)
by Tonya Kuper
Release Date: 11/25/14, Entangled Teen

Reality is only an illusion.
Except for those who can control it…

Worst. Birthday. Ever.

My first boyfriend dumped me – happy birthday, Josie!- my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening…

Like I make something materialize just by thinking about it.

When hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Like, everything. Who I am. My family. What really happened to my brother. Existence. I am Oculi, and I have the ability to change reality with my thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and protecting me as I begin learning how to bend reality. And he’s the only thing standing between me and the secret organization that wants me dead…


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Josie, Josie, Josie. If I had met her in high school, we would be fast friends. Her use of geeky references alone would have made P.E. pass a lot faster. I think it was the most surprising aspect of Anomaly -- how much I liked Josie and related to her. Also, the superpowers Tonya wrote were different and frankly, fun to read.

There is a refreshing complexity to the plot that I thoroughly enjoyed. Again, I'm quite the geek, so I enjoy explanations, back stories and well, chemistry in my characters (yes, I'm having fun with the science aspect of the world building). Speaking of chemistry, I have to admit to really liking Josie and Reid's relationship. Their interactions were both sweet and banter-filled, and the dual point-of-view was refreshing because Josie's discovery moments were tempered with Reid's all-knowing perspective.

The plot moved along at a solid pace and had just the right amount of twists to keep me flipping pages. Tonya's given us an interesting world. I am very curious to see what will happen in the sequel. If you enjoy a story that snaps with geeky references, pops with pacing and crackles with just the right amount of YA-style romance, pick up Anomaly. It's a great addition to your holiday vacation reading list.


Thanks to Tonya and YA Bound Book Tours, we have not one, but four, unique giveaways you can enter! I love that chemistry mug, don't you?




About the Author
Tonya Kuper's debut, ANOMALY, the first in the Schrodinger's Consortium young adult scifi trilogy, releases November 2014 by Entangled Teen. She lives in Omaha, NE with her two rad boys and husband, is a music junkie, and a chocolate addict. Star Wars & Sherlock fan.

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