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    Vampire Academy 10th Anniversary Edition Release Day “Why I Adore the Series” Blitz + #Giveaway


    Happy Release Day!!!!

    I am so unbelievably excited to help celebrate the release day for the 10th Anniversary Edition of VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead. I cannot believe it’s been 10 years since this book was released – wow the time does fly! And while I didn’t discover this series until a couple years after VAMPIRE ACADEMY’s release, it became one of my all-time favorite series and one I think of often when I think of favorite character couples, books I must re-read, favorite bookish quotes, series that made me cry, books that are forever memorable.

    To help celebrate its release the publisher has an awesome giveaway for a copy of this 10th Anniversary Edition – and there will be five winners! Just scroll down to the Rafflecopter to enter.

    This edition has NEW and EXCLUSIVE CONTENT and I cannot wait for my eBook copy to download so that I can devour it and restart this series as I’ve wanted to do for a long, long time.

    We’ve also been asked to share why we love the series, so if you’d like to know just some of the reasons why I adore VA, my post is below the book’s details.

    And if you’re as excited as I am about this new edition, join the conversation on social media by tagging #VampireAcademy10 or #VA10!


    About Vampire Academy


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    Title & Series: VAMPIRE ACADEMY 10th Anniversary Edition (Vampire Academy #1)
    Author: Richelle Mead
    Release day: November 29, 2016
    Publisher: Razorbill
    Pages: 512
    Formats: Paperback, eBook


    Richelle Mead celebrates 10 years of Vampire Academy with an exclusive, never-before-seen collection of stories that sheds new light on the world and its players:

    • The Turn and the Flame takes a deeper look into the dark stain on the Ozera dynasty…
    • Hello My Name is Rose Hathaway tracks the shenanigans that ensue when Rose and Dimitri become unlikely teammates in a high-stakes scavenger hunt…
    • The Meeting gives us a glimpse of Rose Hathaway through Dimitri’s eyes…
    • From the Journal of Vasilisa Dragomir unearths the princess’s private thoughts from a transformative period of her life…

    St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school–it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s–the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .

    Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi–the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires–make Lissa one of them forever.


    Why I Adore Vampire Academy

    I discovered VAMPIRE ACADEMY before I started blogging about books. So this has been a long-term love affair. It wasn’t an instant love connection – yeah, it took me until page four or five to become hooked, starting from the line “And a man watching me.” And from that point on it was unputdownable and I soon fell madly in love.

    Rose is an amazing heroine – she is seriously fierce and determined, and she does not give up even when the odds are against her. She is still one of my top three favorite female main characters in YA fiction. And Dimitri is still one of my favorite male protagonists. And they are one of the most memorable character couples I have “met.”

    This series is filled with kick-a** fights. It is an emotional roller coaster. There is so much to swoon over. It’s nail-biting, nerve wracking and completely addictive. It checks every single box in terms of what I look for in a series.

    And it’s one of the first YA series I read that brought me to ugly tears on more than one occasion which puts it in a very small but elite group.

    If that isn’t enough, one of the characters said one of my most favorite and devastating lines in YA fiction – a line that I can still quote and often do. But I won’t reveal the who, or what the line is, as it is spoiler-y for those who haven’t read the series. Though it is one of the quotes I’ve long had associated with my Goodreads profile if you’re that curious.

    This is such a unique series. The writing is fantastic. The secondary characters – Adrian, Lissa, Christian, Mason and Eddie, to name a few – are every bit as captivating as the mains.

    I love ALL THE THINGS about this series – even the moments that broke my heart. (Yes I even wrote the series a love letter on the blog back in 2011.) I’ve read it more than once. And with this 10th Anniversary Edition and all the extras, you better believe I’ll be reading it and falling in love with it all over again, starting just as soon as I finish this post…

    About Richelle Mead


    Richelle Mead has written over twenty-five novels for teens and adults. She is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its spinoff series, Bloodlines. Her recent standalone novel, Soundless, draws upon Chinese mythology and history, and her forthcoming series, The Glittering Court, follows the adventures of girls destined for arranged marriages in a fantasy world inspired by colonial America. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pajamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next novel.


    The Giveaway


    Courtesy of the publisher…

    Enter for a chance to win one of five (5) paperback copies of Vampire Academy 10th Anniversary Edition by Richelle Mead (ARV = $11.99 each).

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 9:00 AM Eastern Time on November 29, 2016 and 11:59 PM Eastern Time on December 5, 2016.  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 December 12, 2016. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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    WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER Release Day Blitz + Giveaway


    It’s finally here! It’s FINALLY HERE! Today is the release day for Rae Carson’s WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER. And as this post goes live my eBook copy should be downloading to my Kindle. (So excited!)

    While I already read and love, love, loved WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER, I am so unbelievably thrilled that it is now available for everyone to read and love.

    And I’m stoked to be able to participate in this release day blitz to help spread the word about this awesome new title by the author and to share an amazing giveaway for a set of the author’s Fire and Thorns series which I finally got the chance to finish reading thanks to the read-along hosted by Me, My Shelf and I.

    If for some reason you haven’t yet heard of WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER, there’s some information about the book include below. And if you’d like to take a peek at the first chapter, which is annotated by the author, it follows just below the bookish details.

    I hope you’re as excited as I am that the wait is finally over for WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER and will join me in wishing it and Author Rae Carson a…

    Happy Book Birthday!!!!!



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    Title & Series: WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1)
    Author: Rae Carson
    Release date: September 22, 2015
    Publisher: Greenwillow Books
    Pages: 448
    Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook


    The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times–bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America. Walk on Earth a Stranger begins an epic saga from one of the finest writers of young adult literature.

    Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety?

    Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns series, dazzles with the first book in the Gold Seer Trilogy, introducing a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance, as only she can.


    Read Chapter 1 Annotated by Rae Carson

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    About Rae Carson


    Rae Carson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy. Her next book, Walk On Earth A Stranger, will be available September 22, 2015. She lives in Arizona with her husband.


    The Giveaway

    There is a blast-wide giveaway for…

    • ONE (1) winner will receive a paperback set of the three books in the FIRE AND THORNS series – US ONLY

    Giveaway ends on September 30th at Midnight Eastern

    Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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    SWEET TEMPTATION Release Week Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway


    I can’t believe that SWEET TEMPTATION is finally here. Sweet it definitely is. And a total temptation. It only just landed on my Kindle late last night and I’ve already been tempted away from my TBR pile.

    I’ve missed Kai. And I cannot wait to settle down for the eve with him… I mean his story. Yeah, that’s what I meant. His story. *blushes*


    I don’t often participate in blitzes and blasts. But there was no way I was going to pass up this one. I am so excited for this book and all its many, many pages. And I am just as excited to share the news and the giveaway here on the blog.

    So, enough of my rambling. If you’d like to check out a super LONG EXCERPT, scroll down a bit. You should be able to read it, share it, or download it from the Scribd.

    And if you haven’t yet grabbed a copy, or you have but you’d love another one along some of the awesome swag being offered, be sure to enter the giveaway in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post for a chance to win.



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    Title & Series: SWEET TEMPTATION (The Sweet Series #4)
    Author: Wendy Higgins
    Release date: September 8, 2015
    Publisher: HarperTeen
    Pages: 512
    Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook


    Embrace the Unexpected

    Bad boy Kaidan Rowe has never wanted for anything—money, popularity, musical talent . . . hot girls—but seducing them is part of his duty as a Nephilim, slave to the demon Dukes. As the son of the Duke of Lust, Kaidan has learned his father’s ways, becoming a master of passion, a manipulator of chemistry. Disobeying his father would mean certain death. Thankfully for Kaidan, he’s good at his job. And he enjoys it.

    Until he meets Anna Whitt—smart, feisty, and inexplicably good—the one girl seemingly immune to his charms. The daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, she makes him wish for more than he could ever deserve.

    Determined to save all the Neph from their dark lives, Anna joins forces with Kaidan to overcome the Dukes’ oppressive ways. In the light of her affections, Kaidan must undergo his toughest test of all, a battle of the heart.

    Sensual and swoonworthy, this companion volume to the Sweet Evil series, told from the perspective of the mysterious Kaidan Rowe, gives readers revealing insights into the true emotions that drive him.


    Author’s Note

    Sweet Temptation will encompass the entire trilogy in a condensed version, beginning with Kai’s life before he met Anna, and taking readers through the epilogue of Sweet Reckoning. Sweet Temptation is a companion novel, not meant to be a stand alone story. It will definitely be a richer experience for those who have read the original trilogy.

    The Excerpt

    Excerpt: Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins

    About Wendy Higgins


    Wendy Higgins is the USA Today and NYT bestselling author of the Sweet Evil series from HarperTeen and her independently published Irish fantasy, See Me. She is a former high school English teacher who now writes full time, and lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her veterinarian husband, daughter, son, and doggie Rue.

    Wendy earned a bachelor’s in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford. Writing Young Adult (YA) stories gives her the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal, daunting, and exciting years before adulthood.


    The Sweet Series


    SWEET EVILAmazon | B&N | iTunes | Goodreads

    SWEET PERIL – Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Goodreads

    SWEET RECKONING – Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Goodreads

    The Giveaway

    This week-long blitz includes a giveaway for…

    • ONE (1) paperback copy of SWEET TEMPTATION + a signed bookplate and bookmarks – US Only

    **Giveaway ends September 18th at Midnight EST**

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    QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J. Maas Release Day Blitz + #Giveaway


    Today is Release Day for QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J. Maas!

    I have been anxiously awaiting this next installment in the series so I can get caught up on what’s been going on with Celaena. It’s been an epic series so far and I cannot wait for it to continue. As I’m sure you can’t!

    If you don’t want to wait until your copy lands on your doorstep or you get the chance to head to the bookstore, you can read an excerpt of the first five chapters online. Just click the link to read in the “About” section below.

    In celebration of the release, Rockstar Book Tours is hosting this blitz with an awesome giveaway for a paperback set of the first three novels in the series. Even if you already have a set of these books, you can always enter to win one for a book lover you know so that they can get caught up on this series and wait just as eagerly as you do for the next installment.

    Of course if you’re new to the series, there’s some information on the novellas and each of the other books in the series a bit further down in this post.

    But for all the fans of this series, I’m sure you’re just as excited as I am to wish Sarah J. Maas and QUEEN OF SHADOWS a…

    Happy Book Birthday!


    Queen of Shadows

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    Title & Series: QUEEN OF SHADOWS (Throne of Glass #4)
    Author: Sarah J. Maas
    Release date: September 1, 2015
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
    Pages: 656
    Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook

    Read CHAPTERS 1-5.


    Sarah J. Maas’s New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

    Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

    She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

    Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.


    About Sarah J. Maas


    Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in twenty-three languages. Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series, will release worldwide on September 1st, 2015.

    A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.


    Other Books in the Series

    THE ASSASSIN’S BLADE (Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5)Amazon | B&N | iTunes | The Book Depository | IndieBoundGoodreads

    Celaena Sardothien owes her reputation to Arobynn Hamel. He gave her a home at the Assassins’ Guild and taught her the skills she needed to survive.

    Arobynn’s enemies stretch far and wide – from Adarlan’s rooftops and its filthy dens, to remote islands and hostile deserts. Celaena is duty-bound to hunt them down. But behind her assignments lies a dark truth that will seal her fate – and cut her heart in two forever…

    Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine and find out how the legend begins in the five page-turning prequel novellas to the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series.

    THRONE OF GLASS (Throne of Glass #1)Amazon | B&N | iTunes | The Book Depository | IndieBound | Goodreads

    In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

    The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

    CROWN OF MIDNIGHT (Throne of Glass #2) – Amazon | B&N | iTunes | The Book Depository | IndieBound | Goodreads

    “A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached. It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend.”

    From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

    Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

    Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.

    HEIR OF FIRE (Throne of Glass #3) – Amazon | B&N | iTunes | The Book Depository | IndieBound | Goodreads

    She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.

    Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth…a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.

    Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.

    The king’s assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Crown of Midnight.

    The Giveaway

    There is a release day blast giveaway for…

    • ONE (1) winner will receive paperback copies of the 1st three books in the THRONE OF GLASS Series

    Giveaway is US Only. Ends Sept. 11th at Midnight Eastern.

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    Book Teaser Blitz: SWEET by Tammara Webber


    I am so excited to be able to share the first official teaser from Tammara Webber’s SWEET – a Contours of the Heart novel that can be read as a standalone.

    I love Tammara Webber’s writing and I adore this series and I cannot wait to meet Pearl and Boyce next month when SWEET releases on April 27th.

    First is some information about the book. The teaser graphic follows. What do you think about SWEET? And how excited are you for its release?

    About SWEET


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    Title & Series: SWEET (Contours of the Heart #3)
    Author: Tammara Webber
    Release date: April 27, 2015
    Formats: Paperback, eBook


    He’s the love of her life, but he doesn’t know it.
    She’s his one moment of sacrifice in a lifetime of survival.

    He was damaged and wild, but resilient.
    She’s always been obedient; now she’s restless.

    Home for the summer between college and med school, Pearl Torres Frank knows two things: Boyce Wynn is the embodiment of everything she should run from, and everything she wants to run to. Rebellious and loud. Unconcerned with society’s opinion of him. Passionate. Strong. Dangerous.

    And one more trait he hides from everyone but her:


    The Teaser


    About Tammara Webber


    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of EASY and BREAKABLE (Contours of the Heart series – NA), as well BETWEEN THE LINES, WHERE YOU ARE, GOOD FOR YOU and HERE WITHOUT YOU (Between the Lines series – YA/NA).

    I’m a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full-time, I was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center rep, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon. I married my high school sweetheart, and I’m Mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.


    Other Books in the Series

    Easy Cover

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    Title & Series: EASY (Contours of the Heart #1)
    Author: Tammara Webber
    Release date: November 6, 2012
    Publisher: Berkley
    Pages: 336
    Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook


    Rescued by a stranger.
    Haunted by a secret
    Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

    He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

    The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

    Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth – and find the unexpected power of love.

    A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl’s struggle to regain the trust she’s lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.


    Breakable Cover

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    Title & Series: BREAKABLE (Contours of the Heart #2)
    Author: Tammara Webber
    Release date: May 6, 2014
    Publisher: Berkley
    Pages: 368
    Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook


    He was lost and alone. Then he found her.
    And the future seemed more fragile than ever.

    As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise — until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed.

    All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy…

    As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat.



    INVADED Release Week Blitz + Giveaway


    I am stoked to participate in the release week blitz for Melissa Landers’ INVADED and can’t wait for my copy to land on my Kindle so I can see what happens next with Aelyx and Cara. I love that they are going to be in different worlds, though I can’t wait for them to reunite. I just hope the ending isn’t as killer as the one in ALIENATED.

    To celebrate its release, the author is sharing a giveaway for a gift card and some awesome swag, and she included a note for the blitz in which she hints about what will happen in INVADED.

    As I’ve added a few extras to my post I broke up the note into three pieces, but you can find it all below.


    A Note from the Author

    Hey, fiction lovers. I’m Melissa Landers, author of the Alienated series (YA sci-fi from Disney-Hyperion), and today I’m bouncing with excitement because THE SEQUEL IS FINALLY HERE!

    It’s been a year since we left Aelyx and Cara onboard the intergalactic transport, and INVADED begins with an emotional goodbye as they part ways—Aelyx returning to Earth to salvage the alliance, and Cara continuing to L’eihr to serve out her part of the student exchange. While they’re apart, our star-crossed lovers will face assassination attempts, betrayal, crippling self-doubt, and a sadistic alien Phys Ed class. (Because there’s no escaping PE, even in another galaxy.) When Aelyx and Cara finally reunite…well, let’s just say it’s combustive. 😉

    About INVADED

    Invaded high res cover

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    Title & Series: INVADED (Alienated #2)
    Author: Melissa Landers
    Release date: February 3, 2015
    Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
    Pages: 368
    Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook


    The romantic sequel to Alienated takes long-distance relationships to a new level as Cara and Aelyx long for each other from opposite ends of the universe…until a threat to both their worlds reunites them.

    Cara always knew life on planet L’eihr would be an adjustment. With Aelyx, her L’eihr boyfriend, back on Earth, working to mend the broken alliance between their two planets, Cara is left to fend for herself at a new school, surrounded by hostile alien clones. Even the weird dorm pet hates her.

    Things look up when Cara is appointed as human representative to a panel preparing for a human colony on L’eihr. A society melding their two cultures is a place where Cara and Aelyx could one day make a life together. But with L’eihr leaders balking at granting even the most basic freedoms, Cara begins to wonder if she could ever be happy on this planet, even with Aelyx by her side.

    Meanwhile, on Earth, Aelyx, finds himself thrown into a full-scale PR campaign to improve human-L’eihr relations. Humans don’t know that their very survival depends on this alliance: only Aelyx’s people have the technology to fix the deadly contamination in the global water supply that human governments are hiding. Yet despite their upper hand, the leaders of his world suddenly seem desperate to get humans on their side, and hardly bat an eye at extremists’ multiple attempts on Aelyx’s life.

    The Way clearly needs humans’ help . . . but with what? And what will they ask for in return?



    What do reviewers think? I’m glad you asked!

    “Readers will love the seamless blend of suspense, humor, and romance set against an interstellar landscape. Dual narratives and a tightly plotted mystery keep the suspense running high, and the chemistry between Aelyx and Cara smolders.” –Booklist

    “Excellent character development and integration between modern reality and science fiction. Teens will be rooting for the galactic couple while enjoying the action and suspense that runs through the two volumes.” –School Library Journal

    “The protagonists’ forced separation gives greater depth to their romance. Each learns to turn a critical eye upon the flaws of their native societies while confronting genuine obstacles to a future together. These complications only underscore the growing sense of menace that propels the narrative to an action-packed climax.” –Kirkus

    I hope you’ll make tracks to the nearest bookstore and pick up a copy of INVADED! If you’re snowed in, [above] are some easy links to bring the sequel right to you.

    About Melissa Landers

    Landers Watermark (6392-006)

    Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.” For more information, or just to say hello, visit


    Other Books in the Series


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    Title & Series: ALIENATED (Alienated #1)
    Author: Melissa Landers
    Release date: February 4, 2014
    Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
    Pages: 352
    Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook


    Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.

    Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

    Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

    But when Cara’s classmates get swept up by anti-L’eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn’t safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara’s locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.

    Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she’s fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.


    Until Midnight coverTitle & Series: UNTIL MIDNIGHT (Alienated #1.5)
    Author: Melissa Landers
    Release date: December 23, 2014
    Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
    Pages: 112
    Formats: eBook


    Don’t miss the *free* romantic holiday story that connects ALIENATED and INVADED!

    Cara and Aelyx only have one day to spend together before he returns to earth and she travels to Aelyx’s home planet, L’eihr. Homesick and worried about the upcoming year apart, Cara is desperate to make these final hours count. Worst of all, Cara is missing Christmas, stuck on board an alien spaceship. When Aelyx learns that Cara is forgoing her favorite holiday, he tries to recreate Christmas in space by researching traditional earth customs…but a few things get lost in translation.

    Coming December 23rd, this FREE short story will include multi-chapter excerpts of both ALIENATED and the sequel, INVADED.


    The Giveaway

    To celebrate my book birthday, I’m offering one lucky winner a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble and an autographed swag pack, complete with mini posters of BOTH books! This giveaway is open internationally, and due to sweepstakes laws, entrants must be 18 years or older to participate.

    Best of luck, and happy reading!

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