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The Glittering Court Paperback Release Day Blitz! +GIVEAWAY

Today the paperback of The Glittering Court is released into the world!!


Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training, and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.

When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and then when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.

But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands…


RICHELLE MEAD is the #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series and its spin-off series, Bloodlines. Originally from Michigan, she now lives in Seattle, Washington.


Enter for a chance to win one (1) of ten (10) copies of The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead (ARV: $10.99 each).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on March 28, 2017 and 12:00 AM on April 5, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about April 7, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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Need! Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

I loved the book Dumplin', so when I saw this new book by Julie Murphy I knew it was something I had to look into.  And after reading the description it's one I know I need! If it's even half as good as Dumplin' it will be fantastic!

Release Date: May 9th (so long to wait!)

Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever. Since then, it’s been Ramona and her family against the world. One of only two out lesbians in her small town and standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona knows she’s destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi. But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the responsible adult of the family. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, her responsibilities weigh more heavily than ever.

The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. Ramona’s friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he’s talked her into joining him for laps at the pool. 

As Ramona falls more in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift as well, and she must decide if knowing who she is is more important than figuring out who she might become.

Blog Tour: Piper Perish by Kayla Cagan. Guest Post +GIVEAWAY!

Today I'm excited to be a part of the blog tour for Piper Perish!  

Even more fun - I've got a great Top 10 List from the author to share.  

About Piper Perish
Piper Perish inhales air and exhales art. The sooner she and her best friends can get out ofHouston and get to New York City, the better. Art school has been Piper's dream her whole life, and now that senior year is halfway over, she's never felt more ready. But in the final months before graduation, things are weird with her friends and stressful with three different guys, and Piper's sister's tyrannical mental state seems to thwart every attempt at happiness for the close-knit Perish family. Piper's art just might be enough to get her out. But is she brave enough to seize that power when it means giving up so much?

Debut author Kayla Cagan breathes new life into fiction in this dynamic, utterly authentic work featuring interior art from Rookie magazine illustrator Maria Ines Gul. Piper will have readers asking big questions along with her. What is love? What is friendship? What is family? What is home? And who is a person when she's missing any one of these things?

About the Author

Cagan is a writer and dramaturge who has run social media and content for events like the LA Times Festival of Books and The Taste. She has several published plays in Smith and Kraus anthologies, two award-winning comic books, and various essays. Her work is also included in a One on One anthology from Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, as well as 25 10-Minute Plays for Teens. She and her husband, who wrote the screenplay for the popular 2015 movie THE DUFF, live in Los Angeles.

Just a brief review!
I really enjoyed this book.  Mainly because the main character loves art, and that just reminded me so much of my daughter.  She's not like Piper in wanting to make art her life, but she does love it.  
I found Piper's conflicts very believable in the world of high school.  Sometimes I'll read a YA book and wonder if the author even knows high schoolers, but I didn't feel that way here.  These characters, with all their flaws, goodness, annoyances, immaturity and crisis were very much real.  Spending time in a high school I've seen every one of them!  And, although it might bother some, I appreciated that not everyone was so nicey-nice.  They were real - getting angry, saying what they feel, showing the reader that sometimes we just get angry even when we're trying so hard not to - and that's ok.  

In short:  I enjoyed the book, and I think many high school age kids would relate.  

Now a fun Top 10 List!!!

Piper’s Playlist
What would Piper be listening to these days? Well, I’m pretty sure Piper likes to get hyped up and energized by her music, and doesn’t want too many sad songs in her collection, unless she’s really feeling blue. Here’s a few that I know would get her in the mood to paint, dance, and generally motivate her. 


I LOVE IT by Icona Pop
DANCING WITH MYSELF covered by The Donnas 
SEASHORE by The Regrettes 
ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES by The Velvet Underground
DREAMING by Blondie

I may have to check some of these songs out!!! 


As part of the blog tour I'm giving away:

Give away a copy of Piper Perish + a cool  tote bag, pencil and bookmark! 

Must be:
US Resident
At least 13

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Book Blast: Guys Read: Heroes and Villains +GIVEAWAY

Very excited to participate in the blast for the new Guys Read book: Heroes and Villains.  

I've had so many middle school boys LOVE these books!


Heroes and Villains, the seventh volume in Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read Library of Great Reading, is chock-full of adventure featuring an array of characters—with and without capes.

Featuring ten all-new, original stories that run the gamut from fantasy to comics to contemporary adventure to nonfiction, and featuring eleven of the most acclaimed, exciting writers for kids working today, this collection is the perfect book for you, whether you use your powers for good—or evil.

Authors include Laurie Halse Anderson, Cathy Camper and Raúl Gonzalez, Sharon Creech, Jack Gantos, Christopher Healy, Deborah Hopkinson, Ingrid Law, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Lemony Snicket, and Eugene Yelchin, with illustrations by Jeff Stokely.



Jon Scieszka is the National Ambassador for Children's Literature emeritus and the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for kids, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, Robot Zot!, and the Time Warp Trio series. Jon founded Guys Read to encourage a passion for reading among young boys, with the philosophy that boys love to read most when they are reading things they love. A former elementary school teacher, Jon lives in Brooklyn with his family. For more great books, more great facts, and more about your favorite authors, head over to You'll be glad you did.

Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

5 Winners will receive a Copy of Guys Read: Heroes & Villains Edited by Jon Scieszka

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