Kingdom of the Feared (Kingdom of the Wicked #3) by Kerri Maniscalco – Book Blitz

Book Info:

Kingdom of the Feared (Kingdom of the Wicked #3) by Kerri Maniscalco

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Romance

Publishing Date: September 27, 2022

Synopsis:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stalking the Jack the Ripper series comes the steamy conclusion to Kingdom of the Wicked trilogy.

Two curses.
One prophecy.
A reckoning all have feared.

And a love more powerful than fate. All hail the king and queen of Hell.

Emilia is reeling from the shocking discovery that her twin sister, Vittoria, is alive. But before she faces the demons of her past, Emilia yearns to claim her king, the seductive Prince of Wrath, in the flesh. Emilia doesn’t simply desire his body, she wants his heart and soul—but that’s something the enigmatic demon can’t promise her.

When a high-ranking member of House Greed is assassinated, Emilia and Wrath are drawn to the rival demon court. Damning evidence points to Vittoria as the murderer and she’s quickly declared an enemy of the Seven Circles. Despite her betrayal, Emilia will do anything to solve this new mystery and find out who her sister really is.

Together Emilia and Wrath play a sin-fueled game of deception as they work to stop the unrest that’s brewing between witches, demons, shape-shifters and the most treacherous foes of all: the Feared.

Emilia was warned that when it came to the Wicked nothing was as it seemed. But, have the true villains been much closer all along? When the truth is finally revealed, it just might end up costing Emilia her heart.

Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58470171-kingdom-of-the-feared

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09PL5XDJW/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kingdom-of-the-feared-kerri-maniscalco/1140835418

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Kingdom-of-the-Feared/9781399703215

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/kingdom-of-the-feared/9780316341882-item.html

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780316341882

About the Author:

Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’s finer points with her cats.

She is the #1 NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series and the forthcoming Kingdom of the Wicked.

Author Links:

Website: https://kerrimaniscalco.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KerriManiscalco

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kerrimaniscalco/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14584166.Kerri_Maniscalco

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KerriManiscalcoAuthor

Tumblr: https://kerrimaniscalco.tumblr.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kerrimaniscalco/

I’m so very looking forward to this book, also be sure to follow along the rest of the tour schedule here.

Release Promotion: Reclaimed Kingdom by Dana Claire


𝘈𝘴 𝘢 𝘚𝘺𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘒𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘥𝘰𝘮 𝘰𝘧 𝘋’𝘓𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩. 𝘈 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘥𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘓𝘦𝘦𝘤𝘩 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘶𝘣𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘶𝘨𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘶𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘺𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘭𝘶𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘦𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘱𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘩 𝘱𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘸𝘴 𝘶𝘱𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦, 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦. 𝘛𝘰 𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘦. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘕𝘰. 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘵, 𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘦𝘯.

𝘐, 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘈𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘶𝘢, 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘋𝘳𝘶, 𝘢 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘭𝘢𝘸 … 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘭𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦, 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘏𝘢𝘸𝘬𝘪𝘯, 𝘮𝘺 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺. 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘵 𝘨𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯’𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧 𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘴 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘥, 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘌𝘥𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥, 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴. 𝘕𝘰𝘸, 𝘐 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘮𝘺 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘺 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘵 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘺 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘥𝘰𝘮. 𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘭𝘶𝘳𝘬𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘋𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩 𝘝𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘺, 𝘮𝘺 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘐 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘨𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘭 𝘓𝘦𝘦𝘤𝘩 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘦𝘯’𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭-𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴’ 𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦. 𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘥𝘰𝘮 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘳𝘰𝘯 𝘨𝘳𝘪𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘩, 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴?

PURCHASE LINK: https://books2read.com/u/38eWAO

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56556291-the-reclaimed-kingdom

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dana Claire is an award-winning author whose stories explore identity, fate and destiny in the crossroads of romance and adventure. But her writing career didn’t begin when she published her first book, The Connection, in 2020. It started as a young girl when her mother, an elementary school teacher, inspired her to create imaginary worlds between the pages.

Dana’s love of romantic tension, the supernatural and non-stop action has elicited positive feedback from many readers, as their online reviews reveal her flair for spine-tingling action and unforgettable characters. But it’s not just readers who love her; literary critics have also taken note, and Dana was given the Children’s Moonbeam award for The Connection in 2021.

Dana is now sharing her stories through speaking events and book signings, introducing more readers to the worlds she created.

And though she is living her dream as a published author, she has bigger dreams of sharing her stories through other mediums: film and television. But for now, she is satisfied with seeing her name on the spine of a book, creating worlds that combine love, science fiction, the paranormal, magic and adventure, and fulfilling what her well-read, compassionate, patient and selfless mother would have dreamed of doing with her: writing books, telling stories, and changing the world, one reader at a time. 

CONNECT WITH LINKS:

Website: https://danaclairebooks.com/ 

Newsletter: https://bit.ly/DanaClaireNL 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanaClaireBooks 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/danaclairebooks  @danaclairebooks

IG: https://www.instagram.com/authordanaclaire @authordanaclaire

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20913760.Dana_Claire 

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/dana-claire 

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/danaclaire 

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/danaclairebooks/  

Verve Romance: https://ververomance.com/app/AuthorDanaClaire 

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Blog Tour: Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

Young Adult Fantasy

Feiwel & Friends

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55878999-the-sunbearer-trials

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sunbearer-Trials-Duology/dp/1250822130/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-sunbearer-trials-aiden-thomas/1140337597;jsessionid=DECFBA3CAE376EA1FF28E0EDE5BD0BA3.prodny_store02-atgap09?ean=9781250887719

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Aiden_Thomas_The_Sunbearer_Trials?id=yVtHEAAAQBAJ

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/search?searchTerm=The+Sunbearer+Trials&search=Find+book&a_aid=goodreads

Aiden Thomas is a trans, Latinx, New York Times Bestselling Author with an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. Originally from Oakland, California, they now make their home in Portland, OR. Aiden is notorious for not being able to guess the endings of books and movies, and organizes their bookshelves by color.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17960047.Aiden_Thomas

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aidenschmaiden/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aidenschmaiden

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aidenschmaiden

Website: https://www.aiden-thomas.com

First, I would love to thank MacMillan for reaching out to me to review Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas. I first read Cemetery Boys by Aiden, I loved the writing, the combination of culture, food and family dynamics that we often experience in the Latinx community.

I loved the writing from the beginning, the pacing of the story. I really enjoyed the introduction to the world building before the story really begins. The writing and story kept me intrigued, reminded me of the Hunger Games, how hooked I was on the book since I started it. If you have loved Aiden’s previous work, you should definitely check out Sunbearer Trials!

Blog Tour: Bad at Love by Gabriela Martins

Book Info:

Bad at Love by Gabriela Martins

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: August 2, 2022

Synopsis:

Ever since Daniel moved to L.A. from Brazil to join the band Mischief & Mayhem, he’s become the tabloids’ bad boy. Paparazzi follow him and girls swoon over him . . . except for Sasha, who hates bad boys. When a chance encounter brings them together, Sasha sees an opportunity to get close to Daniel and write a story that will make a name for herself at the celebrity gossip magazine where she interns. But Daniel is surprisingly sweet and extremely cute—could she be falling for him?

The truth is: Daniel is hiding something. When Sasha discovers his secret, will she follow her heart or deliver the hottest story of the summer? 

Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57750153-bad-at-love

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0593483448/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bad-at-love-gabriela-martins/1140482259

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Bad-at-Love-Gabriela-Martins/9780593483442

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/bad-at-love/9780593483442-item.html

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780593483442

About the Author:

GABRIELA MARTINS is a Brazilian kidlit author and linguist. Her stories feature Brazilian characters finding themselves and love. She was a high school teacher and has also worked as a TED Ed-Club facilitator, where she helped teens develop their own talks in TED format. She edited and self-published a pro-bono LGBTQ+ anthology (KEEP FAITH) with all funds going to queer people in need. When she’s not writing, she can be found cuddling with her two cats, or singing loudly and off-key. LIKE A LOVE SONG was her YA romance debut, and BAD AT LOVE (Underlined/PRH) is her sophomore novel, coming out in summer 2022. She’s also one of the contributors for the Algonquin Latinx Horror anthology OUR SHADOWS HAVE CLAWS.

Author Links:

Website: https://www.gabrielawrites.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gabhimartins

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gabhi/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16984372.Gabriela_Martins

Thank you TBR & Beyond Tours, make sure you check out the rest of the tour here.

Blog Tour: Decoy Girlfriend by Lillie Vale

Book Info:

The Decoy Girlfriend by Lillie Vale

Genre: Adult Romance

Publishing Date: September 6, 2022

Synopsis:

A laugh-out-loud funny and whip-smart romantic comedy from the author of The Shaadi Set-Up, about a young woman who takes the place of her celebrity doppelgänger, and must fake-date the actress’s sexy costar boyfriend.

Writer Freya Lal has a huge secret: she’s a dead ringer for It-girl actress Mandi Roy. Her second novel is due in a month, but inspiration is nowhere to be found. Desperate to shake off her writer’s block, Freya leans into her look-alike abilities and indulges in some mistaken identity for simple perks, like scoring a free mimosa or getting into a trendy nightclub.

Actor Taft Bamber appears to have it all: gorgeous, talented, and Mandi’s love interest both on- and off-screen. But what nobody knows is that their relationship is a PR stunt, and after years of playing make-believe, he’s yearning for something real.

When Freya’s latest impersonation of Mandi goes viral thanks to Taft’s accidental interference, rumors of a breakup threaten Hollywood’s golden couple. To make amends, Freya is forced to give Mandi a little time off: she’ll pretend to be the actress for a month, move in with Taft, and squash the rumors by acting completely in love. But as Freya and Taft play house, it becomes impossible to ignore that their instant chemistry isn’t just for the cameras. While faking it, they might have just found the real thing. 

Content Warning: Please be aware that through the course of the novel, Freya recounts fond memories of her mother, who passed away before the book begins (off-page), and the ways in which that love is intertwined with her writing. Taft stands firm against toxic masculinity and learns to let go of toxic friendships. There is also explicit on-page sex between two consenting adults

Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57979398-the-decoy-girlfriend#

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09N6WMXDS/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-decoy-girlfriend-lillie-vale/1140672945

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Decoy-Girlfriend-Lillie-Vale/9780593422021

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-decoy-girlfriend/9780593422021-item.html

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780593422021

About the Author:

Lillie Vale is the author of books for both teens and adults, including The Decoy Girlfriend, Beauty and the Besharam, The Shaadi Set-Up and Small Town Hearts, an American Library Association’s 2020 Rainbow Books List selection. She writes about secrets and yearning, complicated and ambitious girls who know what they want, the places we call home and people we find our way back to, and the magic we make. Born in Mumbai, she grew up in Mississippi, Texas, and North Dakota, and now lives in an Indiana college town.

Author Links:

Website: https://www.lillielabyrinth.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LillieLabyrinth

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/labyrinthspine/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17145712.Lillie_Vale

Than you TBR & Beyond Tours for including me on this tour, for those that want to follow along, here‘s the tour schedule.

Blog Tour: Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

Book Info:

Belladonna (Belladonna #1) by Adalyn Grace

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Romance

Publishing Date: August 30, 2022

Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Adalyn Grace brings to life a highly romantic, Gothic-infused world of wealth, desire, and betrayal.Orphaned as a baby, nineteen-year-old Signa has been raised by a string of guardians, each more interested in her wealth than her well-being—and each has met an untimely end. Her remaining relatives are the elusive Hawthornes, an eccentric family living at Thorn Grove, an estate both glittering and gloomy. Its patriarch mourns his late wife through wild parties, while his son grapples for control of the family’s waning reputation and his daughter suffers from a mysterious illness. But when their mother’s restless spirit appears claiming she was poisoned, Signa realizes that the family she depends on could be in grave danger and enlists the help of a surly stable boy to hunt down the killer.

However, Signa’s best chance of uncovering the murderer is an alliance with Death himself, a fascinating, dangerous shadow who has never been far from her side. Though he’s made her life a living hell, Death shows Signa that their growing connection may be more powerful—and more irresistible—than she ever dared imagine.

Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55512738-belladonna

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Belladonna-Adalyn-Grace/dp/0316158232/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/belladonna-adalyn-grace/1140276393

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Belladonna-Adalyn-Grace/9780316158237

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/belladonna/9780316158237-item.html

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780316158237

About the Author:

Adalyn Grace is a New York Times bestselling author of All the Stars and Teeth, which was named “2020’s biggest YA fantasy” by Entertainment Weekly.

Prior to becoming an author, Adalyn spent four years working in live theatre, acted as the managing editor of a nonprofit newspaper, and studied storytelling as an intern on Nickelodeon Animation’s popular series The Legend of Korra. 

Local to San Diego, Adalyn spends her non-writing days by watching too much anime, and by playing video games with her dorky dog.

Author Links:

Website: https://adalyngraceauthor.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdalynGrace_

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authoradalyngrace/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17671937.Adalyn_Grace

If you have read Belladonna or plan to do so, check out the rest of the tour here.

Blog Tour: Earning It by E.F. Dodd

Book Links: B&N | Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads|

I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the pacing and the timing within the story as almost half of the book takes place in a particular setting. Overall, I liked the writing and the characters we’ve had, I didn’t know it as a sequel though, I wish I knew that coming in. I liked that I was able to laugh and smile though as I read it.

Blog Tour: The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Book Info:

The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-James

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publishing Date: August 16, 2022

Synopsis:

A magical, ethereal fantasy from IndieBound bestselling author Emily Lloyd-Jones.

Once upon a time, the kingdoms of Wales were rife with magic and conflict, and eighteen-year-old Mererid “Mer” is well-acquainted with both. She is the last living water diviner and has spent years running from the prince who bound her into his service. Under the prince’s orders, she located the wells of his enemies, and he poisoned them without her knowledge, causing hundreds of deaths. After discovering what he had done, Mer went to great lengths to disappear from his reach. Then Mer’s old handler returns with a proposition: use her powers to bring down the very prince that abused them both.

The best way to do that is to destroy the magical well that keeps the prince’s lands safe. With a motley crew of allies, including a fae-cursed young man, the lady of thieves, and a corgi that may or may not be a spy, Mer may finally be able to steal precious freedom and peace for herself. After all, a person with a knife is one thing…but a person with a cause can topple kingdoms.

The Drowned Woods—set in the same world as The Bone Houses but with a whole new, unforgettable cast of characters—is part heist novel, part dark fairy tale.

Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57314572-the-drowned-woods

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0759556318/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-drowned-woods-emily-lloyd-jones/1140658086

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Drowned-Woods-Emily-Lloyd-Jones/9780759556317

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/drowned-woods/9780759556317-item.html

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780759556317

About the Author:

Emily Lloyd-Jones grew up on a vineyard in rural Oregon, where she played in evergreen forests and learned to fear sheep. She has a BA in English from Western Oregon University and a MA in publishing from Rosemont College. She currently resides in Northern California, where she enjoys wandering in redwood forests. Her young adult novels include IllusiveDeceptiveThe Hearts We SoldThe Bone Houses, and the forthcoming The Drowned Woods. Her debut middle grade, Unseen Magic, will release in 2022.

Author Links:

Website: https://emilylloydjones.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/em_llojo

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/em_llojo/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6868825.Emily_Lloyd_Jones

Thank you TBR & Beyond Tours for including me on the tour, check out the rest of the schedule here.

Blog Tour: Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen

BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE: Violet Made of Thorns
AUTHOR: Gina Chen
PUB. DATE: July 26th, 2022
PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press
GENRE(S): Young Adult Fiction—Fantasy, Romance
TRIGGER/CONTENT WARNING(S): Child Abuse, Emotional Manipulation, Violence, Death, Body Horror, Self-Harm, Racism
BUY LINK: https://bookshop.org/a/11727/9780593427538

SYNOPSIS:

A darkly enchanting fantasy debut about a morally gray witch, a cursed prince, and a prophecy that ignites their fate-twisted destinies—perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and Serpent & Dove.

Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the royal court with her cleverly phrased—and not always true—divinations. Honesty is for suckers, like the oh-so-not charming Prince Cyrus, who plans to strip Violet of her official role once he’s crowned at the end of the summer—unless Violet does something about it.

But when the king asks her to falsely prophesy Cyrus’s love story for an upcoming ball, Violet awakens a dreaded curse, one that will end in either damnation or salvation for the kingdom—all depending on the prince’s choice of future bride. Violet faces her own choice: Seize an opportunity to gain control of her own destiny, no matter the cost, or give in to the ill-fated attraction that’s growing between her and Cyrus.

Violet’s wits may protect her in the cutthroat court, but they can’t change her fate. And as the boundary between hatred and love grows ever thinner with the prince, Violet must untangle a wicked web of deceit in order to save herself and the kingdom—or doom them all.

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Gina Chen spent most of her life thinking she hated writing, until she churned out a few hundred thousand words of fanfiction and decided that maybe she was a writer. Her stories lean toward the fantastic, featuring heroines, antiheroines, and the kind of cleverness that brings trouble in its wake.

A self-taught artist with a degree in computer science, she generates creative nonsense in all forms of media and always has a project stewing. She has particular fondness for fairy tales, demon tales, romantic comedies, and quiz shows. Currently, she resides in Southern California, where the sunshine is as plentiful as its tea shops.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

Up for grabs we have ONE (1) finished copy of Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen. This giveaway will be available from July 24th to August 7th at 11:59 PM CST. Open to US residents only. No giveaway accounts allowed. To enter, click the (link/button) below!

GIVEAWAY LINK: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/1e4a114d72/?

Thank you Turn the Pages for having me on this tour, the rest of the schedule can be found here.

Enemies to lovers romance? I’m sold! plus the fantasy aspect of the story, I knew I would love this book. The writing style is one of my favorites and the magic involved, the story is incredible. I love that Violent isn’t your typical main character/protagonist. Due to her position as the king’s Seer, she has to lie and be bold. Cyrus, the prince, is a certain way when it comes to being royalty but another person when he lets his guard down. I love the chemistry between Cyrus and Violet, they hate each other but you can also see the sparks between them which is my favorite part of their relationship. On top of the romance, there’s loads of action going on which makes it the perfect combination for this story.

The more I think about this story, the more I like it. It’s so layered and dark and twisted, and after that epically intense ending, I’m super eager to read the next book in the series. Thanks so much to NetGalley, Delacorte Press, and the author for the copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. I would highly recommend Violet Made of Thorns to readers who enjoy richly layered YA fantasy.

Blog Tour: the Undead Truth of Us by Britney S. Lewis


BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE: The Undead Truth of Us

AUTHOR: Britney S. Lewis

PUBLISHER: Disney-Hyperion

RELEASE DATE: August 9, 2022

GENRES: YA contemporary, YA speculative fiction, zombies


BUY LINKS:

Barnes & Noble: https://www.goodreads.com/book_link/follow/3?book_id=56651317&page_type=book&page_type_id=56651317&source=dropdown&sub_page_type=show

Amazon: https://www.goodreads.com/buy_buttons/12/follow?book_id=56651317&page_type=book&page_type_id=56651317&ref=x_gr_w_bb_glide_sin&sub_page_type=show&tag=x_gr_w_bb_glide_sin-20

Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/books/the-undead-truth-of-us/9781368075831

SYNOPSIS:

The Astonishing Color of After meets Warm Bodies and Wilder Girls in this speculative YA debut about a Black dancer whose life changes forever after she witnesses her mom’s sudden zombification and subsequent death.

Death was everywhere. They all stared at me, bumping into one another and slowly coming forward.

Sixteen-year-old Zharie Young is absolutely certain her mother morphed into a zombie before her untimely death, but she can’t seem to figure out why. Why her mother died, why her aunt doesn’t want her around, why all her dreams seem suddenly, hopelessly out of reach. And why, ever since that day, she’s been seeing zombies everywhere.

Then Bo moves into her apartment building—tall, skateboard in hand, freckles like stars, and an undeniable charm. Z wants nothing to do with him, but when he transforms into a half zombie right before her eyes, something feels different. He contradicts everything she thought she knew about monsters, and she can’t help but wonder if getting to know him might unlock the answers to her mother’s death.

As Zharie sifts through what’s real and what’s magic, she discovers a new truth about the world: Love can literally change you—for good or for dead.

In this surrealist journey of grief, fear, and hope, Britney S. Lewis’s debut novel explores love, zombies, and everything in between in an intoxicating amalgam of the real and the fantastic.

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Britney Lewis is the author of The Undead Truth of Us, set for release August 9, 2022. She has a B.A. in corporate communications with an emphasis in business and art. She strongly supports We Need Diverse Books, and she’s an avid follower of #DVpit and #BVM. 

When Britney isn’t daydreaming about new stories, she can be found binge-watching TV shows with her husband and her pup or practicing West Coast Swing. She lives in Kansas City. You can follow Britney on her Twitter, or her Instagram

Britney is represented by Katelyn Detweiler of Jill Grinberg Literary Management.

Author’s website:  britneyslewis.com

Author’s instagram: instagram.com/britney.s.lewis

Author’s twitter:  @britneyslewis

Thank you Turn the Pages for including me on the tour, the schedule for the rest of the tour can be found here.

When I first the cover and title, I only thought this book would include horror which is what I enjoy especially in movies so I knew I’d enjoy this. However, the story made me realize it’s more about loss, the loss the character’s experience and the zombie aspect isn’t the central part of this book. With Zharie, we experience her anger, grief and her processing of it all.