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Review: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

The Start of Me and You by Emery LordPublished: March 31, 2015Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’sFormat: NetGalley via publisherChallenges: 2015 NetGalley/EdelweissRating: 5/5
SynopsisBrimming with heartfelt relationships and authentic high-school dynamics The Start of Me and You proves that it’s never too late for second chances.
It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, its high school after all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live?
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Review + Giveaway: One Plus One by JoJo Moyes

One Plus One by JoJo MoyesPublished: March 31, 2015Publisher: PenguinFormat: paperback via publisherRating: 4/5
SynopsisSuppose your life sucks—a lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. If you’re Jess Thomas, you do what you always do—make it work.
Jess and her family (including their giant, smelly dog Norman) begin their doomed-from-the-start adventure stranded on the side of the road next to a dilapidated Rolls Royce—sans license, sans insurance—having just been pulled over by the police for a missing headlight. And the unexpected knight in shining armor who rescues them? Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home Jess happens to clean. With big problems of his own, Ed, in perhaps his first ever unselfish act, offers to drive Jess and her dysfunctional brood to the Maths Olympiad and a prize that could turn everything around fo…

Blog Tour + Giveaway: The One That Got Away by Bethany Chase

The One That Got Away by Bethany ChaseExpected Publication: March 31, 2015Publisher: Ballantine BooksFormat: NetGalleyChallenges: NetGalley / EdelweissRating: 4/5
SynopsisSarina Mahler thinks she has her life all nailed down: a growing architecture practice in Austin, Texas, and an any-day-now proposal from her loving boyfriend, Noah. She’s well on her way to having the family she’s hoped for since her mother’s death ten years ago. But with Noah on a temporary assignment abroad and retired Olympic swimmer—and former flame—Eamon Roy back in town asking her to renovate his new fixer-upper, Sarina’s life takes an unexpected turn. Eamon proves to be Sarina’s dream client, someone who instinctively trusts every one of her choices—and Sarina is reminded of all the reasons she was first drawn to him back in the day. Suddenly her carefully planned future with Noah seems a little less than perfect. And when tragedy strikes, Sarina is left reeling. With her world completely upended, she is force…

Teaser: Kissing Eden by T.A. Foster

This teaser blitz is a 3 day event. Each day will contain materials highlighting a book in the box set. Today we highlight...Amazon /  B&N / SmashwordsGoodreads
Kissing Eden
Have you ever thought of taking a vacation alone? I mean step on a plane, check into your hotel, and lie on the beach completely and utterly alone. No? Me either, but then right before senior spring break I got dumped.
Something about break ups makes you do things you didn’t want to do, and try things you didn’t know you were capable of.

That’s how I ended up at the Palm Palace.
That’s how I met Grey.
That’s how my spring break turned into the most unforgettable week of my life.

EXCERPT: KISSING EDEN “Thanks for walking me back. I had fun.” My eyes shot to his. Grey leaned his arm against the frame of the door. I felt my heart racing and the heated feeling in my belly. “Why don’t you invite me in?” Willpower, Eden, be strong. He leaned down and brushed his lips on mine, taking his time to touch them fully. All I wan…

Promo/Excerpt/Giveaway: Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark

Published by Henry Holt BYR| On sale March 24, 2015Hardcover | Ages 14 to 18 | Grades 9 to 12 | 224 pages | $16.99 | 978-0-8050-9257-8

SynopsisAbram and Juliette know each other. They’ve lived down the street from each other their whole lives. But they don’t really know each other—at least, not until Juliette’s mom and Abram’s dad have a torrid affair that culminates in a deadly car crash. Sharing the same subdivision is uncomfortable, to say the least. They don’t speak. Fast-forward to the neighborhood pharmacy, a year later. Abram decides to say hello. Then he decides to invite Juliette to Taco Bell. To her surprise as well as his, she agrees. And the real love story begins.

Praise for Finding Mr. Brightside"I have rarely rooted for anyone—fictional or real—more than I rooted for Abram and Juliette. Jay Clark—you just wrote one of my favorite YA books ever. Thank you!" —Jerry Spinelli, author of Stargirl About the Author
Jay Clarkis the author of The Edumacation of Jay Ba…

Release Day Blitz + Giveaway: Kissing Eden Box Set by T.A. Foster

KISSING EDEN Box Set by T.A. Foster

Kissing Eden Box Set (Includes Kissing Eden, Loving Eden, and A Very Grey Christmas)March 2015Add to GoodreadsBuy: Amazon / BN / Smashwords

SUMMARYKissing Eden Box Set
Get swept up in spring break fever in South Padre, Texas with Eden and Grey.
Set contains two full-length novels and one novella.

Kissing EdenHave you ever thought of taking a vacation alone? I mean step on a plane, check into your hotel, and lie on the beach completely and utterly alone. No? Me either, but then right before senior spring break I got dumped.Something about break ups makes you do things you didn’t want to do, and try things you didn’t know you were capable of.

That’s how I ended up at the Palm Palace.That’s how I met Grey.That’s how my spring break turned into the most unforgettable week of my life.

Loving EdenHave you ever thought of packing up everything you own and moving halfway across the country?

I’m talking about leaving your entire life behind—friends, family, school—…

WoW [114]

Waiting on Wednesday [WoW] is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Untangle by Calia ReadExpected Publication: August 11, 2015Publisher: Ballantine
SynopsisThey say my name is Victoria. They say I'm twenty-seven. They say I've been in this psych ward for over a year. They say my husband is dead, and that my daughter is too.But. Wes visits me almost every night, and I hold my daughter every day. They say, they say, they say...I say, it's time to untangle the past, and uncover the truth.
Why I Can’t WaitThis one sounds really good and I’m very interested in finding out more about this read!
Feel free to link me to yours.

Promo + Giveaway: The Shopkeeper's Daughter by Lily Baxter

The Shopkeeper’s Daughter by Lily BaxterPublisher: Avon Impulse
SynopsisIn World War II-torn England, a young woman must fight to keep her family together, whatever the cost.
Ginnie Travis has been working in her father shop for the past five years trying to keep it afloat. When scandal rocks her family just as relentless Nazi raids threaten their very lives, Ginnie and her sister are forced to flee and stay with their aunt in the north of England. The last thing she expects to find in the quiet countryside is love, especially with an American soldier. A soldier who has secrets of his own.
Tragedy strikes, the horror of war rages on, and Ginnie will do whatever she must to protect everything she holds dear.

I’m honored to host a giveaway of this book.  Click here to enter! U.S.Only

Book Blitz: Fragile Simplicity by Tara Neideffer

Fragile Simplicity (Sweet Haven #2) by Tara Neideffer Published: January 29th 2015 Genres: New Adult, Romance, SuspenseAdd to GoodreadsBuy: Amazon

SynopsisIt only took one letter to make every painful memory resurface. But it took Kyleigh Helton thirteen years to bury those memories. The question in that letter will force her to make a difficult decision. Forgive, or continue to let resentment and anger consume her fragile core.The simple life she craves seems miles away when she’s dealing with an ex who won’t let her go and a boyfriend whose problems mimic a past she’d rather forget.She realizes it’s time for things to change. But every decision and change she makes has a consequence, and she begins to wonder if she’s strong enough to handle them.David Madison has been struggling with guilt and grief since his brother’s death and finds comfort in the one thing Kyleigh despises. When a phone call pushes him over the edge and guilt consumes him even more, he breaks a promise to Kyleigh …