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    Leah Clifford’s VIAL THINGS Has a New Cover!

    In case you hadn’t heard the news…

    VIAL THINGS (Resurrectionist #1) by Leah Clifford has a new cover! Check it out below!

    You can grab a copy for $2.99 on Kindle, or if you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, it’s FREE!

    Just want to try it? Read the first chapter HERE.

    If you didn’t already know I’m a huge fan of the author and I love, love, loved VIAL THINGS when I read it last year. (If you’d like to know what I thought and take a peek at the original cover, you can check both out HERE.)

    I am anxiously awaiting the next installment in the series. But was totally stoked to find out the book was getting a new look. Its new cover follows below and I’d love to know what you think of it – whether you’ve read VIAL THINGS yet or not!

    The New Cover

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    When the resurrectionists of Fissure’s Whipp begin disappearing, eighteen-year-old Allie knows someone is after their blood—or, more accurately, the genetic mutation that allows their blood to heal wounds, save lives and even bring back the recently deceased.

    Raised by her aunt after her parents’ deaths, Allie knows staying vigilant means staying alive. She’s trained her whole life to protect herself by any means necessary, from self defense classes to extensive weapons training in knives. Now, she’s gone so far as to befriend a homeless boy named Ploy who unknowingly trades a few nights a week on her couch in exchange for being a human tripwire to those hunting her.

    But as Allie and Ploy’s feelings for each other grow, Allie realizes this time, she’ll need more than fighting skills and a sharp blade to beat a villain literally out for blood.

    Protecting a girl he shouldn’t love, from a threat he understands too well, Ploy must face his past to save his future in Allie’s world—a world where bringing back the dead can cost you your life.

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    Cover Reveal + Giveaway: 100 HOURS by Rachel Vincent


    I am super excited to share the awesome cover for 100 HOURS, the first book in a new trilogy by New York Times best-selling author Rachel Vincent, which releases on March 28, 2017 from Katherine Tegen Books, along with a note from the author about her upcoming novel and an amazing giveaway.

    I love this cover which uses one of my favorite fonts and gives a hint of paradise while at the same time teasing that it is anything but. And it makes me that much more eager to read it.

    Scroll down to check out the gorgeous cover, read what Rachel Vincent has to say about 100 HOURS, and enter for a chance to win. And be sure to share your thoughts about the cover in the comments!

    The Cover Revealed


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    Title: 100 HOURS
    Author: Rachel Vincent
    Release date: March 28, 2017
    Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
    Pages: 368
    Formats available to pre-order: Hardcover



    Maddie is beyond done with her cousin Genesis’s entitled and shallow entourage. Genesis is so over Miami’s predictable social scene with its velvet ropes, petty power plays, and backstabbing boyfriends.

    While Maddie craves family time for spring break, Genesis seeks novelty—like a last-minute getaway to an untouched beach in Colombia. And when Genesis wants something, it happens.

    But paradise has its price. Dragged from their tents under the cover of dark, Genesis, Maddie, and their friends are kidnapped and held for ransom deep inside the jungle—with no diva left behind. It all feels so random to everyone except Genesis. She knows they were targeted for a reason. And that reason is her.

    Now, as the hours count down, only one thing’s for certain: If the Miami hostages can’t set aside their personal problems, no one will make it out alive.

    A Note from Rachel Vincent

    In my upcoming YA suspense 100 HOURS, Genesis and her cousin Maddie come from opposite ends of the privilege spectrum, but when they wind up kidnapped for ransom during spring break in Colombia and have no one else to count on, they discover they have more in common than either of them thought.

    If you’ve read any of my previous releases, 100 HOURS probably seems like a departure for a Rachel Vincent book. And that’s what I thought, back when it was just me and an idea. But as I wrote the story and got to know the characters, I realized that even though this book is set in the Colombian jungle and these characters have no supernatural abilities, 100 HOURS is very much a book about the themes that draw me in over and over. Survival. Family friction and loyalty. High-stakes pulse-racing action. Twists, turns, secrets, and revelations. Girls who can fend for themselves and for anyone else who needs help.

    About Rachel Vincent
    Photo credit: Kim Haynes Photography

    Photo credit: Kim Haynes Photography

    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.


    The Giveaway

    Courtesy of the author, there is a blitz-wide giveaway for…

    • ONE (1) winner will receive a SIGNED SET of a paperback copy of THE STARS NEVER RISE + an ARC of THE FLAME NEVER DIES

    Giveaway is US only. Must be 13 or older to enter. Giveaway ends on July 11th at 11:59 PM Pacific.

    Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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    Cover Reveal: ILLUSION by Martina Boone + Giveaway


    I am so excited to be able to share the awesome cover for ILLUSION, the third installment in the Heirs of Watson Island series by Martina Boone. The cover for PERSUASION was my favorite cover but this is my new favorite cover of the series.

    I love the haunting quality of the image of the trees, made even more so by the green color of the cover. I love the shadows cast by the couple as they walk over the bridge. And I love how there’s continuity in the fonts for the title, subtitle and author, in addition to the graphical/artistic element. Gorgeous.

    But enough of my rambles. If you haven’t yet scrolled down, be sure to do so now to check out this incredible cover. AND there’s also a description, so if you’re dying to know what’s to come in book three, read on.

    Martina Boone is also offering up some seriously amazing prizes for giveaway. Just enter in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win.

    And if you’re new to the series, some information about the first two books in the series is at the bottom of the post along with places to find it online.

    First, though, here is ILLUSION’s cover…. What do you think?

    The Cover Revealed

    Illusion Cover

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    Title & Series: ILLUSION (Heirs of Watson Island #3)
    Author: Martina Boone
    Release date: October 25, 2016
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
    Pages: 425


    Caged by secrets all around her and haunted by mistakes that have estranged her from Eight Beaufort, Barrie Watson is desperate to break the curse that puts her family in danger—without breaking the beautiful magic that protects Watson’s Landing. To do that, she must heal the rifts that have split the families of the island apart for three hundred years, unravel the mystery of the Fire Carrier and the spirits he guards, and take control of forces so deadly and awe-inspiring they threaten to overwhelm her.

    With the spirits that cursed Watson Island centuries ago awake and more dangerous than ever, she finds an unlikely ally in the haunting and enigmatic Obadiah, whose motivations and power she still can’t read—or trust. His help comes at a price, however, plunging Barrie into a deadly maze of magic and wonder, mystery and intrigue that leads through history to places she never imagined she could go.

    The Series Covers Compared

    Heirs of Watson Island

    The Giveaway

    Illusion Giveaway pic 1

    This reveal includes an awesome giveaway hosted by the author for:

    1. Signed Hardcover Compulsion
    2. Signed HC Persuasion
    3. Compulsion Charm Bracelet
    4. Dreamcatcher Earrings
    5. Oak Tree Necklace
    6. Indigo Picture Frame
    7. Magic Garden Coloring Book
    8. Magical Mason Jar Garden Light
    9. Teacup Baking Set
    10. Artist’s Sketchpad
    11. Secrets Box
    12. Shoe Notepad
    13. Flower Charms Set
    14. Summer Romance Sachet
    15. Watermark Beach Sachet
    16. Compulsion Trinket Bookmark
    17. Persuasion Trinket Bookmarks
    18. Paper Hearts

    Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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    Other Books in the Series


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    Title & Series: COMPULSION (Heirs of Watson Island #1)
    Author: Martina Boone
    Release date: October 28, 2014
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
    Pages: 448
    Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook


    Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.

    All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead—a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

    Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family’s twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

    Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository | iTunes | IndieBound | Goodreads

    Persuasion Cover

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    Title & Series: PERSUASION (Heirs of Watson Island #2)
    Author: Martina Boone
    Release date: October 27, 2015
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
    Pages: 464
    Formats: Hardcover, eBook


    Beautiful Creatures meets Gone with the Wind in the spellbinding second novel in the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy that “skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure” (Publishers Weekly, on Compulsion).

    Grieving the death of her godfather and haunted by her cousin Cassie’s betrayal, Barrie returns from a trip to San Francisco to find the Watson plantation under siege. Ghost-hunters hope to glimpse the ancient spirit who sets the river on fire each night, and reporters chase rumors of a stolen shipment of Civil War gold that may be hidden at Colesworth Place. The chaos turns dangerous as Cassie hires a team of archeologists to excavate beneath the mansion ruins. Because more is buried there than treasure.

    A stranger filled with magic arrives at Watson’s Landing claiming that the key to the Watson and Beaufort gifts—and the Colesworth curse—also lies beneath the mansion. With a mix of threats and promises, the man convinces Barrie and Cassie to cast a spell there at midnight. But what he conjures may have deadly consequences.

    While Barrie struggles to make sense of the escalating peril and her growing feelings for Eight Beaufort, it’s impossible to know whom to trust and what to fight for—Eight or herself. Millions of dollars and the fate of the founding families is at stake. Now Barrie must choose between what she feels deep in her heart and what will keep Watson’s Landing safe in this stunning addition to a series filled with “decadent settings, mysterious magic, and family histories rife with debauchery” (Kirkus Reviews, on Compulsion).

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    Cover Reveal: THE REQUIEM RED by Brynn Chapman + Giveaway

    cover-revealPURP_darkenessI am super excited to be participating in the cover reveal for THE REQUIEM RED – a book whose description has me totally intrigued. A monster. An asylum. Missing girls. And corn music… wait, what? Corn music?

    Yeah, definitely intrigued.

    The cover looks like the perfect fit to the story. It’s a bit mysterious. A touch haunting. And yeah, I’m loving the bramble-y graphic surrounding the title (which is awesome by the way).

    But that’s what I think.

    What do you think?

    The Cover Revealed

    The Requeim Red

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    Author: Brynn Chapman
    Release date: March 16, 2016
    Publisher: Month9Books, LLC
    Pages: 300
    Formats: Paperback, eBook


    Patient Twenty-nine.

    A monster roams the halls of Soothing Hills Asylum. Three girls dead. 29 is endowed with the curse…or gift of perception. She hears messages in music, sees lyrics in paintings. And the corn. A lifetime asylum resident, the orchestral corn music is the only constant in her life.

    Mason, a new, kind orderly, sees 29 as a woman, not a lunatic. And as his belief in her grows, so does her self- confidence. That perhaps she might escape, might see the outside world.

    But the monster has other plans. The missing girls share one common thread…each was twenty-nine’s cell mate.

    Will she be next?


    About Brynn Chapman


    Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.


    The Giveaway

    There is a reveal-wide giveaway for…

    • ONE (1) winner will receive a digital copy of The Requiem Red by Brynn Chapman (INT)

    ***Giveaway ends Nov. 27th. Title will be sent to the winner upon it’s release.***

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    Cover Reveal: UNHOOKED by Lisa Maxell + Giveaway

    cover-revealPURP_darkenessI am super excited to be a part of the cover reveal for Lisa Maxwell’s upcoming novel UNHOOKED, which releases this February.

    I love this cover – of course I am partial to covers with ships – as it totally evokes a harrowing journey to Neverland… even if the Neverland in UNHOOKED is far cry from the version we’re familiar with. There’s something magical about it, but also dark and tempestuous, and having read the description I think it is a perfect fit for this story.

    If you haven’t yet heard of UNHOOKED, be sure to check out the description below. and if you’d like the chance to win an ARC along with some other awesome books, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

    But first, scroll down to check out this gorgeous cover, which just so happens to fit perfectly with the color scheme I’ve been sporting on the blog for the past few days – “stormy seas.”

    And then let me know what you think about UNHOOKED’s cover…

    The Cover Revealed


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    Title: UNHOOKED
    Author: Lisa Maxwell
    Release date: February 2, 2016
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
    Pages: 352
    Formats: Hardcover, eBook


    From “talented wordsmith” (Publishers Weekly) Lisa Maxwell comes a lush, atmospheric fantasy novel filled with twists and turns about a girl who is kidnapped and brought to an island inhabited by fairies, a roguish ship captain, and bloodthirsty beasts.

    For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home. Her mother believes they are being hunted by brutal monsters, and those delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. Gwen’s only saving grace is that her best friend, Olivia, is with her for the summer.

    But shortly after their arrival, the girls are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and dragged to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey. And Gwen begins to realize that maybe her mother isn’t so crazy after all…

    Gwen discovers that this new world she inhabits is called Neverland, but it’s nothing like the Neverland you’ve heard about in stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through your fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and tries to find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the captivating pirate who promises to keep her safe.

    Caught in the ultimate battle between good and evil, with time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to finally face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But can she save Neverland without losing herself?


    About Lisa Maxwell


    Lisa Maxwell is the author of Sweet Unrest, Gathering Deep (Flux, Fall 2015) and Unhooked (Simon Pulse, Spring 2016). When she’s not writing books, she’s an English professor at a local college. She lives near DC with her very patient husband and two not-so patient boys.


    The Giveaway

    As a thank you to the lovely authors who blurbed UNHOOKED, Lisa is giving away…

    • ONE (1) winner will receive Sara Raasch’s books, Snow Like Ashes & Ice Like Fire; Ellen Oh’s books, Prophecy & Warrior; Christina Farley’s books, Silvern & Brazen; AND an ARC of Unhooked! – US Only

    Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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    THE DARKEST TORMENT by Gena Showalter: Cover Reveal Blitz + Giveaway


    I can’t wait for the release of THE DARKEST TORMENT – May 31st seems so very far away. But in the meantime, I am thrilled to be able to share its yummy cover and a giveaway for the 11 books in the Lords of the Underworld series.

    If you haven’t yet met any of the Lords of the Underworld there’s no need to wait for THE DARKEST TORMENT’s release. You can check out each one of the books in the series via the links at the bottom of this post.

    Of course if you have met them all and are as anxiously awaiting THE DARKEST TORMENT as I am, check out the book’s description below and add it to your TBR pile or visit any of Gena Showalter’s online sites (linked below) for the latest news.

    The Details

    Get ready for the 12th and most epic book in the Lords of the Underworld series yet, THE DARKEST TORMENT, available May 31, 2016! I think we can all agree on one thing…


    Click HERE to read a note from Gena on why she chose to write about Baden.

    Here is your first glimpse at what THE DARKEST TORMENT is all about:

    New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with her most explosive Lords of the Underworld tale to date, about a fierce warrior on the brink of sanity who will stop at nothing to claim the exquisite human with the power to soothe the beast inside him…

    Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he’s back, but at what cost? Bound to the king of the underworld, an even darker force, he’s unable to withstand the touch of another…and he’s quickly devolving into a heartless assassin with an uncontrollable temper. Things only get worse when a mission goes awry and he finds himself saddled with a bride—just not his own.

    Famed dog trainer Katarina Joelle is forced to marry a monster to protect her loved ones. When she’s taken hostage by the ruthless, beautiful Baden immediately after the ceremony, she’s plunged into a war between two evils—with a protector more dangerous than the monsters he hunts. They are meant to be enemies, but neither can resist the passion burning between them…and all too soon the biggest threat is to her heart.

    But as Baden slips deeper into the abyss, she’ll have to teach him to love…or lose him forever.

    The Cover Revealed

    Cover_The Darkest Torment_Gena Showalter

    Title & Series: The Darkest Torment (Lords of the Underworld, #12)
    Author: Gena Showalter
    Release date: May 31, 2016
    Publisher: HQN Books
    Pages: 448
    Formats: Hardcover, eBook

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    The Giveaway

    There is an amazing blitz-wide giveaway, courtesy of the publisher, for…

    • A complete set of all 11 books in the Lords of the Underworld series to ONE winner – US/Canada.

    ***Giveaway ends Sunday, October 25th at 11:59 p.m. ET. Prize will be sent by the publisher.***

    Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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    About Gena Showalter


    Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series–Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles–and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series.  In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she’s appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black–if you ask her about it, she’ll talk for hours…hours!  Her books have been translated in multiple languages.

    She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at or

    Photo by Debbie Bunch Photography


    Other Books in the Lords of the Underworld Series

    11 GShowalter LORD Series SPINE

    The Series on Goodreads


    MISSING DIXIE Weekend Blitz {Cover Reveal, Teasers + Giveaway}


    I am absolutely thrilled to be able to take part in the MISSING DIXIE Cover Reveal Blitz here on the blog this weekend. While the cover was revealed on Friday on USA Today‘s Happily Ever After Blog (HERE), in case you missed it, it is below!

    And it is gorgeous. And romantic. And sexy. And HOT.

    And it fits in perfectly with the other books in the series whose covers you can check out for comparison a bit further down in the post.


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