Read-to-Review: Platform Dwellers by Katarina Boudreaux *Highly Recommended*

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On the remnants of oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and Dauphin Island, Joe is a typical Nob Platform teenager, except that her Mom left a year ago for a more social Platform, and her Dad sometimes forgets she exists. But she knows she wants a career in Communications, so her high school senior project “See-Saw” focuses on long-distance underwater connections. Drayton, Joe’s best friend, discovers lights moving on Land at the same time Joe picks up SOS signals with her See-Saw.

Though Land has been silent since technology was destroyed during the Moralist Revolution, Joe and Drayton discover that the Platform Planning Commission (PPC) seems to be ultimately responsible for the Bone Virus that precipitated the Revolution. They enlist the help of Flox, a debunked scientist, to take them to Land to investigate the remnants of human Land society—before the PPC can stop them. What they find on Land will forever change the course of their lives and the lives of all Platform Dwellers.

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Read-to-Review: One Good Man by Emma Scott

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It’s spring, 1970. The Vietnam War has been raging for years with no end in sight. Janey Martin, a California college student and aspiring journalist is tired of writing puff pieces about her university men’s sports teams. She wants to be taken seriously as a journalist and as a woman. With riots at their doorstep, her wealthy father sends Janey to the Sorbonne in Paris to finish her college education away from the chaos.

Janey is reluctant to leave the Big Story that is Vietnam, but vows to prove herself. Much to her dismay, her first assignment is to interview the hotshot star forward of a local soccer team. Janey is sure Adrien Rousseau is going to be like every other playboy jock she’s ever dealt with, but quickly learns there is much more to Adrien than meets the eye.

The mysterious, sexy footballer just might be the biggest story of Janey’s life.

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Cover Reveal: One Good Man by Emma Scott

Hello, guys!

How’s your week so far? I hope you’re doing great. 🙂

Today I’m excited to reveal another gorgeous cover for one of my all-time-favorite authors, Emma Scott‘s new book, One Good Man. Technically, it’s not a new story since it’s already published in Team Player, an anthology written by Emma along with 10 other authors back in 2017, BUT she promised there’d be an EXTENDED EPILOGUE, a.k.a. steamy r-rated scenes, in this standalone; hence, there’s no way I’m turning down this fantastic opportunity to spread the word about it. *wiggling eyebrows*

Without further ado, let’s check the stunning cover out, shall we?

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Review: Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

35297469Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets.

But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.

What could go wrong?

With no one but each other for company, Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to hash out their issues via witty jabs and insults as they try to make their way to safety. But fighting each other while also fighting off the forces of nature makes getting out of the woods in one piece less and less likely.

And as the two travel deeper into Northern California’s rugged backcountry, secrets and hidden feelings surface. But can Zorie and Lennon’s rekindled connection survive out in the real world? Or was it just a result of the fresh forest air and the magic of the twinkling stars? (From: Goodreads)

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Read-to-Review: Destiny’s Gambit (The Voyages of Jake Flynn #1) by R.J. Wood

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A resourceful boy takes a glowing sailboat across the stars to search for his long-missing parents and becomes the target of pirates and an evil cabal with a sinister agenda.

Twelve-year-old Jake Flynn’s parents disappeared when he was a baby. On his twelfth birthday, the mystery of why his parent’s disappeared begins to unravel for he discovers a glowing talisman with a message from his father.

Jake is directed to a derelict sailboat, and he watches in awe as the talisman magically knits ropes and sails for it out of golden energy. Awash in light, the boat sails up into space, and the voyages of Jake Flynn begin.

During his quest to find his parents, Jake will encounter space pirates in tall sailing ships, channelers that can wield energy like magic, and evil cabalists led by a sinister snake-woman. Assisted by a young healer and her aged protector, a spirited cabin girl and salty space captain, Jake learns that he can too channel, and that he is central to stopping the cabalists from resurrecting a long-dead evil.
Puzzles, a pirate asteroid, walking the plank, fantastic magic, trapped treasure caves, multiple planets, and great ship battles – Jake must experience them all on this epic adventure. By the end, he will discover the truth of his destiny, understand that family transcends blood lines, and find that his own needs are sometimes less important than those of others.

Like other popular fantasy series, The Voyages of Jake Flynn: Destiny’s Gambit can appeal to the young and old alike. (From: Goodreads)

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Read-to-Review: Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

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Title: Emergency Contact

Author: Mary H.K. Choi

Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

Page Count: 400

Release Date: March 27, 2018

Synopsis:

For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind.

Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him.

When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other. (From: Goodreads)

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Blog Tour: Pen & Xander by Laekan Zea Kemp (Excerpt/Review/Giveaway)

Hello!

I’m so pleased to have such an incredible chance to spread the word about my latest favorite book, Pen & Xander by Laekan Zea Kemp. In today’s post, you’ll find some intriguing excerpts, book-related photos and a HUGE giveaway with LOTS of winners.

In case you’re wondering, I’m currently dealing with some family crisis so can’t really read or review anything. Although I still have a couple of books that I requested long time ago that are desperately in need of reviews, I just hope I can manage to write them.

Anyway, I just wanna share something about this book before I post my full review. ><

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Read-to-Review: Anna Undreaming (The Metiks Fade #1) by Thomas Welsh

 

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Anna is a student surviving the city, and she lives by a simple credo, “Never play their game; their game is always rigged.” For every man she has ever known, it’s a saying that has served her well.

That all changes on the night of “The Big Storm,” when Anna is slipped a date rape drug. Though she saves herself and her best friend, Anna is lost to the dark heart of the city and finds herself hunted by The Night Collectors. Unsure if these monsters are real or hallucinations, Anna nonetheless fights them as best she can. The battle attracts a stranger—Teej—who saves her using powers she cannot understand. He explains that she is an Undreamer and possesses the same powers, and in the future, he will not be the one to save her. She will save him.

But Anna is not yet ready to join Teej and stand against The Dreamers. She has difficult decisions of her own to make. Decisions she has always run from. She still has her partner’s suicide letter. It remains unopened. She still wears his ring, though she can’t seem to remember his face.

Anna learns of The Dreamers – artists so preeminent in their respective fields that they can paint, dance, sew or sing new realities – and as she travels through their creations, she learns that there’s as much beauty in the world as there is horror. With a complex conspiracy at work within the community of Dreamers that threatens to undermine reality itself, Anna will have to look deep within herself, and eventually have to face the horrors of her own past, to save her old world as well as her new one.

Anna Undreaming is a dark urban fantasy, and the first book in the The Metiks Fade trilogy.

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Rafferty Lincoln Loves…Blog Tour: Interview with (the lovely) Emily Williams

Hey guys!!! 

Welcome to my stop for the blog tour of Rafferty Lincoln Loves… by the one and only Emily Williams, my top favorite author of all time! Believe me or not, I’ve been dying to share more info about this lovely human being and her wonderful books with all of you. ❤

For those who aren’t familiar with Emily, she’s the author of an Adult Contemporary novel, Letters to Eloise, and a Young Adult Coming-of-Age/Horse-related book, Rafferty Lincoln Loves… Both stories feature unforgettable characters and heart-wrenching plot twists that’ll certainly leave you wanting more…or simply wondering all the what-ifs.

Anyway, just sit back, relax and let’s get started! 🙂

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