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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

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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…

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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

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)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brenda-Vicars/509794745822839

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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A weeklong Guest Post with Polarity in Motion author Brenda Vicars

The incredible Brenda Vicars has joined me in an interview to help promote her fantastic (and one of my favorite books of the decade) Polarity in Motion. Controversial and heartwarming (Not to mention DIverse!), it’s the kind of book you longed for when you were a teenager.  IT’S A MUST READ!!

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In less than 30 words, tell us about your book.

Polarity in Motion shows what happens when Polarity’s nude picture hits the Internet.But beneath the surface, the book is a coming of age story—a girl’s recognition of white privilege.

Why did you write it? or better yet where did the plot idea come from?

Worries. The plot idea, the characters, and the theme came from worries.

Worry 1—You know how you read in the news about people being incarcerated by mistake? I’ve always worried that the same kind of thing could happen in a school system—that a student could be blamed for something he or she didn’t do. Polarity in Motion is a story of how that could happen.

Worry 2—When I was a high school English teacher, I was frustrated because the fiction choices available to my students primarily featured only white characters. What message does that send to students, both white and non-white? If you read the blurb for Polarity in Motion, you’ll see nothing about race, but the story and the cover embrace diversity.

Worry 3—The playing field is not even for all young adults. Why didn’t I recognize this when I was a teen? Why is my generation still struggling to fix it? I simply cannot stop grappling with those questions or trying to create stories about young adults who triumph in spite of inequity.

How can your fans contact you?

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brenda-Vicars/509794745822839

https://twitter.com/BrendaVicars

http://www.brendavicars.com/

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Book Release Blast for Christina Ow’s Twists of Fate

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Life had been great these past few weeks. I have a hot boyfriend, got back my dad and my

adopted sisters were happy with their significant others. Life was good. That is until I started

getting attacked by bouts of pain that would render me unconscious. Something was wrong

with me, Ash knew but he wasn’t sharing. Worse than that, Steve in the worst form possible is

back to haunt me. And Ash with his hug archaic pride just won’t let it go. Oh, but I haven’t

gotten to the worst part yet…hell!

What’s a girl to do to get some long term happiness?

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– Sweet Romance.

-Sweet Romance

-Interracial, Multicultural, New Adult, Paranormal, Werewolf.

-Hero is Native American, heroine is African American with East African origins.

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When a man with an ancient grudge meets and falls in love with the innocent girl who’s life

was ruined by his vendetta, complicated isn’t word enough to describe the situation he finds

himself in. His chance with her would be shot to hell if she were to find out his role in her

family’s death. She would probably take the news that he was 325 year old werewolf much

better.

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Author Bio

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Christina OW writes suspense, thrillers, erotica, interracial and multicultural romance books.

She is the author of Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance books and a poet of

currently 3 titles. She loves reading novels that take her on a ride of wild emotions. Books

have always been an escape for her, for a few hours she gets to live the lives of characters she

grows to cherish and admire. She’s always had an active imagination and because of it has

lived in her head more than she has been in the outside world. She always imagined scenarios

and wondered how they would turn out in the end, and what kind of emotions they would

invoke. Thus began her writing career.

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5 Star Reviews for The Trouble with Romance

Check out these wonderful reviews!

 When I read Tamara Philip’s debut story, The Trouble with Playing Cupid, I really enjoyed it and was surprised at the great writing style for a newbie. However, I am now totally blown away by the amazing improvement in writing and style. The story follows Tom and December, two famous people in their own right, who fall in love, but have the pitfalls of fame and fortune to contend with. Clarissa, December’s best friend comes into her own in this book and I can possibly see other books coming out that follow some if the other interesting characters in the series. There is also a bonus of another short story which is a lively seasonal tale of love. Well worth the read. Well done Ms Philip

“The second book in this series shows how the author has upped her game. She increased the drama without losing the romance. She also did a good job expanding on the main characters – December and Clarissa, and the relationship between them. I look forward to the next book in the series.”

“Great, easy and fun read as we get to see Clarissa experience love with an unexpected stranger and tackle an unforeseen danger from December’s past who has come back to cause trouble for our heroine but a nice surprise awaits us at the end that is sure to put a smile on the reader’s face. I would totally recommend first reading Trouble with Playing Cupid so you can meet these wonderful characters.” 

I am so touched that I’ve been fortunate enough to receive for the sequel to my debut novel, The Trouble with Playing CupidI aimed for a darker, more dramatic twist with The Trouble with Romance and it looks like it paid off for these fabulous readers. THANKYOU ALL SO MUCH! 

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The Cupid Series by Tamara Philip

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download-1One 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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 In the sequel to The Trouble with Playing Cupid, December’s best friend and agent, Clarissa Gregory, finds herself as the latest person destined for love.
Love never felt so good for pop singer December Brown and her boyfriend, Hollywood heartthrob…

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Lola’s blog tours presents my review of Siobhan Davis’ True Calling

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This is my stop during the book blitz for True Calling by Siobhan Davis. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 13 till 17 April, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
From 13 till 17 April True Calling is free! So go grab your copy at Amazon.

True CallingTrue Calling (True Calling #1)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Dystopian/Science Fiction/Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: August 1, 2014

Blurb:
Planet Novo, nestled in space twelve hundred miles above the surface of the Earth, is the new home of 17-year-old Cadet Ariana Skyee. Confused by the government-sanctioned memory erase and distressed at her impending forced marriage and motherhood, Ariana’s plans for the future are thrown into complete disarray.

As the traumatic events within her family life enfold, Ariana grows increasingly alarmed at the authorities apparent pre-occupation with her and feels progressively more isolated and alone.

Her growing feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify as the recently announced pageant, ‘The Calling’, gets underway. Struggling to comprehend the continuous, inexplicable dreams of the mysterious Zane, discovering the past helps shape her future, with devastating personal consequences.

You can find True Calling on Goodreads

From 13 till 17 April True Calling is free! So make sure to grab your copy:
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My Review

Siobhan Davis’ True Calling is her debut dystopian Sci Fi YA novel filled with romance, suspense ladened plot that keeps you turning the page.
I really liked “True Calling” much more than I expected since it took me awhile to get into it, However, because of the talented author, I found myself immersed in Ari’s world. The main character, Ari is a teeneaged military cadet who lives on a terraformed planet created as a haven for the people of the dying earth due to natural disasters and bioterrorism. The planet is named Novo and is insanely uptight..
Novo is filled with super healthy, biologically perfect people living in an extremely controlled society. From food to free time, everything is portioned out precisely.
Now imagine having to come of age in a place like that?? It would make a rebel of even the nicest person at some time, and Ari is no different. Even romance betweeen teenagers are controlled and even televised.

Great start to a very promising career in scifi!

Here’s what reviewers had to say about True Calling:
“In a word, WOW!! Talk about a fascinating and magnetic tale!” Dianne Bylo. Tome Tender.

True Calling is a dystopian-sci-fi-romance that is FABULOUS! Siobhan did not fail to impress me with this debut novel.” Ashley Colby. The Caffeinated Booknerd

True Calling is an excellent read from YA to adult. The entirety of the story is addicting.” Bri Wignall: Natural Bri-Pursuits of Life

“Story driven with a nice cast of characters. I was pleasantly surprised at the paranormal twists and I found it an original addition.” Lola’s Reviews

“It is a true page turner. I read this book in 2 days and I can’t wait for the sequel.” Etnik. Geeky Bookie

“I really loved this book! I liked the characters, the writing, the plot, the world-building….all of it.” Lillian. Mom With A Reading Problem

“The story line was awesome, it kept me into it, and was hard to put down.” Kim Gailey. Superbookgirl13

“Now my problem is: I WANT THE NEXT BOOK!” Amber Hodges. Paradise of Pages

5 Star accolades from Readers Favorite:
“A perfect blend of reality-TV-show, super high-tech sci-fi and teenage drama meets government conspiracies.” Faridah Nassozi

“This is the type of book you’ll recommend to everyone you know and one you’ll read again.” Samantha Rivera

“True Calling takes you on a stimulating journey, then screeches to an abrupt halt, leaving you screaming for more.” Cheryl E. Rodriguez

“… A world with a government that’s not unfamiliar in YA fiction these days, but a fresh and interesting take on it.” Kathryn Bennett

“… caught my eye immediately and held my attention until the very end.” Trisha Dawn

SiobhanAbout the Author:
Siobhan Davis is the author of YA science fiction romance series True Calling.
A self-diagnosed ‘teenager forever’—at least when it comes to books, music and movies; Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. Siobhan loves baking, crime novels, shoes, bags, make-up, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).
Siobhan has forged a successful corporate career, in Human Resources, over the last twenty years.
A member of the IWI writers group, Siobhan resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.
Contact Siobhan at: http://www.siobhandavis.com

You can find and contact Siobhan here:
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Sample chapters, quotes, reviews and book excerpts are all available to download from the authors website

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– three $10 Amazon gift

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