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Diverse Book Tours Presents Tricia Drammeh The Spellbringers series

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Spellbringers Excerpts:

SPELLBOUND (Book One)

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Never in a million years would I have thought I’d feel desperation toward a guy, but Jace

wasn’t just any guy. He was different, and until I figured out why I felt so drawn to him, I

wouldn’t be able to relax. I had always been a very independent person, and had never suffered

the lovesick ailments that had afflicted my friends at one time or another. No, it wasn’t a case of

puppy love or a silly crush. This was something different.

I waited impatiently for Jace to remember his promise to dance with me. Each time someone

new asked me to dance, resentment washed over me. I didn’t want to be stuck with someone else

when Jace eventually approached me. If he approached me. I decided to hang out by the

refreshment table and skip the next few dances.

When Jace caught my eye and moved toward me, I instinctively reached up to touch my

necklace, seeking the comfort it usually offered, but remembered I’d left it at home. I hoped I

didn’t end up regretting leaving it behind in favor of making a fashion statement.

Jace’s eyes held mine and I felt uncomfortably anxious. This was probably the first time I’d

ever understood what someone meant when they claimed to have butterflies in their stomach. I

dragged my eyes away from his and looked down at the ground, trying to compose myself.

Suddenly, he was standing in front of me, his hand outstretched.

FIREBOUND (Book Two)

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My mother held the dish so tightly, I feared it would snap in two. Her anger penetrated my

woefully inadequate magical security and hit me full force. After months of training, I still

couldn’t control my Empathy and a migraine seemed imminent. But I couldn’t back down from

our argument. Not when the stakes were so high. It would be helpful if I could tell her the truth,

but completely impossible. She could never know who I was. It would kill her.

“Young lady, I don’t know what’s gotten into you, but I raised you better than this. How

dare you argue with me? When I tell you no, that means no.” She turned her back on me, and

began washing dishes with renewed vigor. I rolled my eyes.

“I’m sorry, Mama. I just thought…”

“You thought what? You thought I’d leave a seventeen-year-old girl home alone while I

went to Atlanta? Have you lost your mind?” She shook her head and muttered to herself.

She tossed a clean pot into the draining board and turned back around to face me. The look

on her face dared me to argue further. “You haven’t seen your brother since New Year’s. I can’t

believe you don’t want to see him.”

The unfairness of her words brought tears to my eyes. My mother thought I was being

selfish, when in fact, my concern for Jeffrey was the main reason I didn’t want to visit him. My

inability to control my magic could draw Hunters, and although they wouldn’t harm my brother,

they might draw the attention of others who would be very interested in discovering his

whereabouts. Jeffrey’s magic was suppressed thanks to a spelled tattoo, rendering him

defenseless. Demons could tap into his abilities and use Jeffrey’s magic for their own evil

UNBOUND (Book Three)

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He crouched down to tie his shoe and I saw a strap of leather peeking out from underneath

“This?” He tugged his pant leg up a few inches, revealing a dark leather holster strapped to

the bottom of his leg. “It’s my ankle sheath.”

With a quick yank, he pulled out a six-inch long silver dagger. I took a step back in surprise.

“Do…do you always wear that?”

“Of course. Well, most of the time. When I’m protecting you, I must wear it—just like a

police officer carries a weapon when he’s on duty. I received this when I earned my Protector

ranking. It’s a symbol of my rank—just like my Brand.”

I’d seen his Brand before. Central burned a symbol of Protection between his shoulder

blades. It wasn’t mandatory, but most new Protectors chose to wear the badge of honor.

“Does it frighten you?” he asked, holding up the dagger. I shook my head. “It’s for your

protection, Rachel. I would not hesitate to use it if I thought you were in danger.”

“I don’t want you to do that.”

“I’d do anything to keep you safe, or make you happy.” The words hung between us—a

“It’s late,” he said, finally breaking the spell of silence. “I should go.”

He pulled me into a hug and patted me on the back. I let him hold me longer than usual,

partly out of gratitude for his friendship and partly because it felt so good to be in his arms.

When I pulled away, I looked up into his face, intending to make a joke about his black clothing

and catlike stealth, but instead, my gaze locked with his.

When he touched my face with his fingertips, I didn’t turn away. When he leaned down to

kiss me, my eyelids fluttered closed. He gently kissed my forehead, then my eyelids. His lips

traveled across my cheekbone and down my jaw line. He stopped and I opened my eyes. He

looked at me questioningly, hopefully, and I didn’t pull away from him. I closed my eyes and his

lips met mine. His kiss was soft and reverent, and after a moment he pulled away.

“I promised not to rush you. The next time I kiss you, you’ll want it as badly as I do.”

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( Book 1 of the Spellbringers Series)

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The Demon Re’Vel stalks his prey in the forest of dreams, slowly gaining control over

the mind of his victim. Rachel doesn’t realize the Demon is real. In fact, she doesn’t believe

in magic, Demons, Hunters, or any of the other things the Alexanders have warned her about. She resists their protection, but can’t resist her overwhelming feelings for Jace.Alisa has been drawn to Jace since the day she saved him from a Hunter attack. A mere human in a world of Spellbringers, Alisa has been embraced by the Alexander family as a hero, but not everyone is willing to accept her. Jace’s intimidating older brother, Bryce, keeps his emotions and his secrets hidden. When Bryce confides in Alisa, it puts her relationship with Jace and the entire Alexander family at risk.

Danger, secrets, and betrayal collide, and when the Demon makes his claim, the small, southern town of Oaktree becomes a battleground for Rachel’s life.

Formerly published under the title ‘The Claiming Words,’ Spellbound is a completely re-written, re-vamped novel featuring added scenes, additional chapters, and a new ending.

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Plot Summary:

Rachel’s thirst for knowledge about the

family she never knew drives her to keep a

secret from the Alexanders that shatters

Jace’s trust in her. With her renewed dream-

relationship with Re’Vel, she walks on a razor’s edge, putting the entire Alexander

family – and Alisa – in terrible danger.

Alisa and Bryce are more in love than ever, but his jealousy and possessiveness

threatens to push Alisa away. With his Claiming Words ringing in Alisa’s ears, she

tries to reconcile her sense of independence with her desperate yearning for Bryce.

A dark enemy from the Alexanders’ past is out for vengeance and uses Rachel as his

target to get to the family he despises. When Alisa is caught in the crossfire, Bryce is

willing to sacrifice anything to save her – even his own soul.

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Plot Summary:

Some bonds can never be broken…

Alisa and Bryce are keeping a huge secret, but when an accident illustrates how dangerous their secret has become, she’s forced to make a choice between her family’s expectations and the man she loves more than anything. Rachel’s past mistakes have finally caught up with her. Her continued association with Re’Vel results in unspeakable tragedy and brings to question her loyalty to the magical community. With accusations from all directions and her heart in tatters, she finds out who her real friends are and finds her true strength.

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Author Information

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Tricia Drammeh is a wife and mother of four children who lives in New

Hampshire. Her published works include Sweet Sorrow, Better than

Perfect, The Seance, The Fifth Circle, and the Spellbringers series. Tricia

is currently working on her eighth novel. When she’s not writing, she can

be found devouring books, interviewing up-and-coming authors, and

drinking vast amounts of coffee.

Author Links

Website: Official Website

Facebook: Connect with Tricia on Facebook!

Twitter: Tweet her @triciadrammeh

Goodreads: Hang out with Tricia on Goodreads!

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Lola’s blog tours presents the cover reveal for The Mark of Noba by GL Tomas

Today is the cover reveal for The Mark of Noba by GL Tomas. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.

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The Mark of Noba (The Sterling Wayfairer Series #1)
by GL Tomas
Genre: Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: 25 August, 2015

Blurb:
Sterling Wayfairer has one goal for his senior year: make his mark. He’s been slipping into the background his whole high school career—distracted by his mother’s mental health, unsettled by the vivid dreams that haunt him at night, and overshadowed by the athletic accomplishments of his popular best friends. But this year is going to be different. He’s going to break a few rules, have some fun, and maybe even work up the nerve to ask his crush out on a date.

But things don’t go exactly as planned. Students are disappearing, Sterling starts losing time, and it all seems to center around Tetra, a girl no one else seems to notice but him. When he finally tracks her down for answers, they aren’t what he expects: He and Tetra hail from a world called Noba, and they’re being hunted by a Naga, a malevolent shapeshifter that’s marked them for destruction.

Tetra and Sterling have distinct abilities that can help them fight back, but their power depends heavily on the strength of their bond, a connection that transcends friendship, transcends romance. Years apart have left their bond weak. Jumpstarting it will require Sterling to open his heart and his mind and put his full trust in the mysterious Tetra.

If he doesn’t, neither of them will survive.

You can find The Mark of Noba on Goodreads

You can pre-order The Mark of Noba here:
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Guinevere and Libertad go by many superhero aliases. Whether you know them by G.L. Tomas, the Twinjas, or the Rebellious Valkyries, their mission is always the same: spreading awareness of diversity in books. Oh, and trying to figure out the use for pocketless pants! They host other allies and champions of diversity in their secret lair in Connecticut.

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Diverse Book Tour Presents Sarah Ockler’s Summer of Chasing Mermaids

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The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating

accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even

speak.

Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first

mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: an ocean

too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry—except for one.

Christian Kane is a notorious playboy—insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He’s also the only

person in Atargatis Cove who doesn’t treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself,

and he admires the way she treats his younger brother, Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary

mermaid come to life.

When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove’s high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her

fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn’t the only thing making waves, though—swept up in

Christian’s seductive tide and entranced by the Cove’s charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude

isn’t what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice.

And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who’s best known for breaking them…

BUY THE BOOK HERE

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Title:The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

Author: Sarah Ockler

Publisher: Simon Pulse

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Publication Date: June 2015

About the Author:

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Sarah Ockler is the bestselling

author of six young adult novels: Twenty Boy Summer, Fixing Delilah, Bittersweet, The Book of Broken

Hearts, #scandal, and The Summer of Chasing Mermaids. Her books have been translated into several

languages and have received numerous accolades, including ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults, Girls’

Life Top 100 Must Reads, Indie Next List, Amazon Top Movers and Shakers, and nominations for YALSA

Teens’ Top Ten and NPR’s Top 100 Teen Books. Her short work has appeared in the anthologies Dear

Teen Me and Defy the Dark.

She’s a champion cupcake eater, tea drinker, tarot enthusiast, night person,

and bookworm. When she’s not writing or reading at home in the Pacific northwest, Sarah enjoys

hugging trees and road-tripping through the country with her husband, Alex. Fans can find her on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and at sarahockler.com.

 


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Blog Tour: The Trouble With Playing Cupid

Originally posted on Musings of A Romance Junkie:

One New Year’s Eve, shy singer, December Brown drunkenly texts her talk show host pal, Trace Randall, about her long time crush on the aloof actor, Tom Elmswood. Thinking the two celebrities would make a cute couple, he unwisely decides to play matchmaker… in front of a live studio audience. 

Things start to go downhill when Tom admits he’s never even heard of December before. Now what seemed like a sure fire hit quickly becomes a flop. Will these two lonely hearts ever make a love connection or has this cupid’s arrow missed its mark? 

 

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Title:The Trouble with Playing Cupid
Author: Tamara Philip
Publisher: Vanilla Heart Publishing
Publication Date:July 23rd, 2014
(Which means this week is its 1 year anniversary, YAY!)

About the Author:
After spending most of her life in New York City, Tamara Philip decided to let love lead her on an international adventure, where she’s met…

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Brenda Vicar’s interview regarding her brilliant book, Polarity in Motion…99cent Book sale!!

$.99cents sale for the AMAZING POLARITY IN MOTIONJune 13-18th 2015

Here it is! The final installment of the legendary author Brenda Vicar’s interview. Do yourself a favor and grab your copy of  Polarity in Motion TODAY!!! Don’t miss out on a real deal!

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How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on

liking the way it sounds or the meaning?

Polarity got her name from her ever-unraveling, borderline-personality-disorder mother:

“Mom knows that BPD can cause her to see people as perfect or evil. She named me

Polarity, spanning positive and negative, to remind her that I’m not one or the

other….She wanted to be sure that she never judged me the way borderlines tend to

do.”

Ethan is a strong, honest name—pure, old, and simple. It’s a name I love, and it totally

fits the character.

The other names were chosen just because of their sound. Originally, Shanique was

named Claudia, but one of the editors, Alyssa Hall or Misti Wolanski, pointed out that

Claudia might be confused with the name of another character, Cynthia. So I came up

with Shanique to replace Claudia and immediately liked it so much better. Shanique is

an elegant, talented character. She became more real to me when I found the right

name for her. And last of all, here’s a family secret: I plugged in the first names of my own children

(Molly, Lacy, and Jed) for some minor characters! So far, they’ve made no comment

about this—not sure how they like it! 

What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up?

I sniffled through the last twenty minutes of About Time. I watched it accidentally—not

really knowing anything about the premise, and honestly, if I had read a synopsis, I

probably wouldn’t have watched it. But it was such a sweet, feel-good movie! It

beautifully drove home the value of everyday moments and how much we miss by

worrying about the future or the past.

What are your thoughts on sequels? and do you have one in the works?

I’m working on Polarity in Love! It has a stronger focus on Ethan, and he and Polarity

take greater risks. Their relationship becomes more complex.

9-What would you name the autobiography of your life?

Looking for the Next Ah-Ha

How can your fans contact you? (list facebook page, twitter, and/or website)

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https://twitter.com/BrendaVicars

http://www.brendavicars.com/

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Guest Post #2 with Polarity in Motion’s author Brenda Vicars…Kindle Sale $.99cents!!!

Part 2 of my interview with author Brenda Vicars as I ask her the hard hitting questions, like what would you do if you won the lottery. Even then she continues to out do herself with her thoughtful, honest answers. You can grab your copy of Polarity in Motion this week for an absolute steal!! It’s on sale until June 18th on Kindle for $.99cents!!

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If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

Pay off my and my children’s mortgages! Boring, I know.

When did you realize that you wanted to be a writer professionally?

I was six. I wrote my first poem: “My Little Sister Vicki Is Very, Very Tricky.” Something

about that experience ignited a spark that still glows.

If you could only pick two people, living or dead, famous or not, to read your book,

who would they be and why?

My mother, Mary Frances Baker. She died twenty years ago—before I was even

attempting to get published. She’s one of the greatest blessings of my life—loving,

resourceful, and talented. And, even though she had to drop out of school in the sixth

grade, she loved books. The line from Polarity in Motion, “I love you a bushel and a

peck and a hug around the neck,” is something my mother used to say. I’d love for her

to read my book and see her line.

Oprah Winfrey—My book is what it is because of Oprah. If you watch Super Soul

Sunday, you can open almost any page of Polarity in Motion and see Oprah’s

influence—especially in the seven-line poem that Polarity works on throughout the

story. I’d love to know whether Oprah feels the story authentically portrays the journey.

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