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Giveaway: A Random Box of Books and ARCs


Over the past few months I’ve received and read a number of awesome books and ARCs. I’ve also received a few books that I already owned. And so I’ve decided that instead of giving them away in groups – which means more trips to The Container Store for boxes, more trips to the post office to ship stuff, and more posts to give them away – I’ve decided to give them away all at once.

And instead of revealing what books and ARCs I’m giving away, I thought I’d do a surprise giveaway. That means no details about what books are in the box will be shared. But what I will say is…

  • All books are YA
  • The genres vary
  • There are ARCs, paperbacks and hardcovers
  • The box is almost full (some air packs are added at the top because it was too heavy to fill completely)

So the box may include books you already have, books you’ve already read, or books you might not be as interested in reading. That’s a chance you’ll have to take.

giveawayWhat’s up for grabs:

  • The box of books and ARCs shown in the picture to ONE winner

The deets:

  • Must be 13 or older to enter
  • Giveaway is US only
  • There will be ONE winner
  • Prize will be sent via US mail/media mail with tracking

Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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FROST LIKE NIGHT Blog Tour: Guest Post by Sara Raasch + Giveaway


I am super excited to be today’s stop on the FROST LIKE NIGHT Blog Tour. I am madly in love with this series and I can hardly wait for next Tuesday to roll around so that everyone will get the chance to find out what’s next…

…and discover the incredibleamazingawesomemustreadohemgee scene that Author Sara Raasch talks about in her guest post.

Though I hope everyone will read it as they come to it versus skipping ahead – oh the temptation! – as it is a *few* chapters in.


If you haven’t yet discovered this series, information on each of the books is below. If you are as excited for FROST LIKE NIGHT’s release next week be sure to check out the guest post.

And if you’d like the chance to win a copy of FROST LIKE NIGHT scroll down to the Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway.

The tour continues through next week, so if you’d like to peek at a few reviews, interviews and guest posts click the links in the schedule at the end of this post, which will be updated throughout the tour.

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A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT Blog Tour: Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Elias + Giveaway


Welcome to my stop on the A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT Blog Tour!

This amazing sequel is OUT so if you haven’t yet picked up your copy, you should totally do so. It is even BETTER than the first book in the series. And with two more planned books to come, it’s the perfect time to meet Elias, Laia and Helene, learn about the Empire, uncover the secrets, and take the journey.

And, if you’re like me, fall in love with Elias.

Which is why I have the perfect post to share here on the blog – the top 10 reasons why I love Elias!

So if you’d like to know why I adore him, or want to know more about the books in this series, or discover more about the author, or enter the giveaway, keep reading!

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Welcome to today’s stop on the FROSH: SECOND CHANCES Blog Tour! I’m super excited for this second book in Mónica B. Wagner’s Frosh series to come out so that everyone can find out what’s been going on with Ellie, Grant, Devon and Charlie.

If you haven’t yet met them now’s the perfect time, because the first book in the series, FROSH: FIRST BLUSH, is currently available for FREE in eBook format at Amazon, B&N and iTunes – links are below. So be sure to grab your copy – there’s plenty of time to catch up before FROSH: SECOND CHANCES releases on September 27th.

Of course you’ll then have to wait for the third installment in the series, FROSH: THIRD WHEEL, which is due out in 2017.

For my tour stop I’m sharing my thoughts about this sequel. So if you’d like to know what I thought scroll down for my review.

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I Am THE READER Giveaway

The ReaderThanks to Penguin Random House I have an amazing giveaway to share for a copy of THE READER – an awesome upcoming YA debut from Author Traci Chee – and a branded “I Am The Reader” tote.

To learn more about THE READER check out the book’s description below, visit the author on social media, or stop by PenguinTeen.com!

Sefia, the main character in THE READER, lives in a world without books. So, in addition to sharing the giveaway, the publisher asked me to share what books I could not live without. They are…

Can I say all of them? No? Okay, well then I’ll stick with 10…

  • WIZARD AND GLASS by Stephen King
  • WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams
  • THE LONG WALK by Stephen King
  • SOUL SCREAMERS (series) by Rachel Vincent
  • ARCANA CHRONICLES (series) by Kresley Cole
  • VAMPIRE ACADEMY (series) by Richelle Mead
  • REPLAY by Ken Grimwood
  • THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY by Sheila Burnford
  • TUCK EVERLASTING by Natalie Babbitt

And if you’d like to share what books you can’t live without or join the conversation on social media be sure to use #TheReader!

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THE FLAME NEVER DIES Pre-release Blitz: Interview with Rachel Vincent


Just one more day until THE FLAME NEVER DIES releases and I can’t wait! If you haven’t yet ordered your copy you may still have time to grab it online and get it on release day if you live in an area with same day delivery. Or you can grab an eCopy and it will download at Midnight tonight!

Anyway… today is the FINAL day of the blitz, so I’m sharing the last post – a Q&A between Rachel Vincent and her daughter “Melody.” Scroll down to check it out below!

I am super excited to be a part of this pre-release blitz to help spread the word that THE FLAME NEVER DIES, the second book in Rachel Vincent’s The Stars Never Rise series, is releasing on August 16th!

For those that are already caught up on this series, the wait is (almost) finally over! For those that haven’t yet met Nina Kane or discovered the dark and dangerous world she lives in, there’s still time to catch up – and a really sweet deal (details below) that will make you want to move this series to the top of your reading pile!

Scroll down to learn more about THE FLAME NEVER DIES and THE STARS NEVER RISE and the author, Rachel Vincent!

And for even more peeks at the fab content being shared throughout the blitz – excerpts and quote graphics – look for other blogger participants through today on social media #TheFlameNeverDies.


THE STARS NEVER RISE goes on sale!

In anticipation of the upcoming release of THE FLAME NEVER DIES, the publisher is dropping the price for the eBook version of the first book in the series – THE STARS NEVER RISE! So if you haven’t yet discovered this series, now is the perfect time!

Just head over to your favorite online e-tailer to look for THE STARS NEVER RISE with its newly lowered price or visit one of these online stores – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | KOBO.


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Title & Series: THE FLAME NEVER DIES (The Stars Never Rise #2)
Author: Rachel Vincent
Release date: August 16, 2016
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 352
Formats: Hardcover, eBook


For fans of Cassandra Clare and Richelle Mead comes the unputdownable sequel to The Stars Never Rise, a book Rachel Caine, author of the bestselling Morganville Vampires series, called “haunting, unsettling, and eerily beautiful.”

ONE SPARK WILL RISE. Nina Kane was born to be an exorcist. And since uncovering the horrifying truth—that the war against demons is far from over—seventeen-year-old Nina and her pregnant younger sister, Mellie, have been on the run, incinerating the remains of the demon horde as they go.

In the badlands, Nina, Mellie, and Finn, the fugitive and rogue exorcist who saved her life, find allies in a group of freedom fighters. They also face a new threat: Pandemonia, a city full of demons. But this fresh new hell is the least of Nina’s worries. The well of souls ran dry more than a century ago, drained by the demons secretly living among humans, and without a donor soul, Mellie’s child will die within hours of its birth.
Nina isn’t about to let that happen . . . even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.


Q&A with Author Rachel Vincent

Interview with Rachel by her sixteen-year-old daughter (Codename: Melody), who’s thinking about actually reading her mother’s book.

Melody: So, this is a series is about demons, right?

Rachel: Sort of. Not really. A century ago, Nina’s world was invaded by residents of another reality who can only remain in our world by taking over a human body. People called them demons, because that’s the only association they had for the concept of possession.

Melody: So these “demons” aren’t actually bad?

Rachel: Oh, no, they’re totally bad. They’re entertained by the suffering of humanity. They’re just not the residents of hell most people think of when they hear “demon.” But that’s all I can say without spoiling anything from THE STARS NEVER RISE!

Melody: Okay. But if they’re not religious demons, why is the government in this world run by the Church?

Rachel: Because people assumed that only the Holy could fight the unholy. So a fictional “Church” stepped in to do just that. To fill the power vacuum, when secular government couldn’t protect the people.

Melody: So THE STARS NEVER RISE is a book about faith?

Rachel: No. It’s a book about false faith. About the frailty of untested beliefs. About how accepting everything you hear as the truth can mean living a lie. That’s true with every predatory situation, from abusive relationships to investment scams. I just chose to tell that story on a larger scale, where the entire world has accepted a lie because it was easier to believe a hero has come to save us than to stand up and fight our own battles. Take from that what you will… 😉

Melody: Wow, Mom. That was deep. (Teenage eye roll.)

Rachel: (shrugs) There’s also lots of fighting, kissing, and setting demons on fire.

About Rachel Vincent

Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who’s been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy—but social media is a close second.




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Title & Series: THE STARS NEVER RISE (The Stars Never Rise #1)
Author: Rachel Vincent
Release date: June 9, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 368
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook***

***See above for details on the promotional pricing of the eBook


Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she’s too busy trying to actually survive. Her town’s population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she’ll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie’s sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can’t survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.


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