Friday, April 4, 2014

{Book Nerd Tour} The Field This Or That + Giveaway!

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Synopsis 
THE FIELD
Eric Horton has been having disturbing nightmares of explosions and fire and someone screaming. The dreams keep him up at night, but during the day, as a goalkeeper on his high school’s varsity soccer team, he has been unbeatable, saving shot after shot with what feels like a supernatural awareness of where the ball is headed. He also shares an uncommonly strong connection with Renee, the attractive new French exchange student. The wild visions and synchronicities pale in comparison to the strange experiments Renee’s father is carrying out in the physics lab at the university, however. He has asked Eric to take part in the tests, which makes Eric question whether what he is seeing and hearing is reality or something far beyond it. When his friend Will develops a drinking problem and Renee starts flirting with other guys, Eric loses his confidence on the soccer field and in himself. If he is going to pull it all together, he will have to tap into a part of himself that he never knew existed.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tracy Richardson lives in Indiana with her family and their Jack Russell terrier, Ernie. When her children started reading, she rediscovered her childhood favorites and began developing stories of her own. Images from growing up on Lake Michigan feature prominently in her novels, and sometimes bits and pieces of actual people and events—with the names changed to protect the innocent! She is working on her second novel, THE FIELD, a teen/YA novel featuring one of the characters from INDIAN SUMMER.



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Chocolate or Vanilla – Chocolate over anything!
Heels or Flats – Depends on the situation. I love a pair of sexy heels, but can’t wear them for long. I don’t really wear flats, though. All my shoes have about a one inch heel.
Football or Basketball – Neither! Soccer all the way.
Truth or Dare – Dare. I want to keep my secrets
Pink or Blue – I’m not a fan of either color. Red, orange or yellow for me!
CDs or MP3s – I’ve really let my husband and children take the lead on selecting and playing music. I have a few  things downloaded to my iphone, so I guess MP3
Beach or Mountains -  Both! I love to travel. Walking on the beach and hiking in the mountains are both awesome!
Laptop or Desktop – Lap top. I like to work all over the house, in coffee shops, hotels, airports, etc.
Write with Music or Write In Silence – Silence. Although I can easily write in a crowded coffee shop and block out the distractions.
1980's or 1990's – Neither. I lived through them both with a curly perm in the 80’s and a mom hairdo in the 90’s. I don’t want to go back!
Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt – Ice cream – chocolate of course!
Morning or Night – I am very much a night person
Monkey or Dolphin – Dolphins. They are highly intelligent and intuitive! I’d love to swim with the dolphins.
Camping or 5 Star Hotel – I hate sleeping on the ground, so I would have to say hotel, but it doesn’t need to be 5 Star.
Jeans or Sweats – Jeans. I only wear sweats when I’m working out.
Kermit or Miss Piggy – Kermit. He’s such a cool dude and Miss Piggy is a diva.


Giveaway is open Internationally. | Must be 13+ to Enter
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

{Book Nerd Trailer Blast} Storm + Giveaway!

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Synopsis 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author D.J. MacHale comes STORM —the exhilarating, action-packed sequel to SYLO :


“Absolutely un-put-downable, more exciting than an X-box and roller coaster combined.”—Kirkus, starred review



“With this extremely high-octane story that’s the equivalent to a summer movie blockbuster, MacHale kicks off an apocalyptic trilogy sure to leave readers demanding the next installment.”—Booklist



“An entertaining and creepy tale.”—Publishers Weekly

   


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#1 New York Times bestselling author D.J. MacHale is back with the third book in the SYLO Chronicles. Once again, Tucker Pierce and friends must fight for their lives against the better-equipped SYLO. All bets are off in Strike—with twists so big readers will never see them coming—while the action and pulse-pounding suspense remain as high as ever. Fans will be sure to devour this incredibly satisfying conclusion.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies. As an author, his ten-volume book series: PENDRAGON – JOURNAL OF AN ADVENTURE THROUGH TIME AND SPACE became a New York Times #1 bestseller.


He was raised in Greenwich, CT and graduated from Greenwich High School. While in school, he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm, engraving trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse…in between playing football and running track. D.J. attended New York University where he received a BFA in film production.
His filmmaking career began in New York where he worked as a freelance writer/director making corporate videos and television commercials. He also taught photography and film production.



D.J. broke into the entertainment business by writing several ABC AFTERSCHOOL SPECIALS. As co-creator of the popular Nickelodeon series: ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?, he produced all 91 episodes over 8 years. D.J. also wrote and directed the movieTOWER OF TERROR for ABC’s WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY which starred Kirsten Dunst and Steve Guttenberg. The Showtime series CHRIS CROSS was co-created, written and produced by D.J. It received the CableAce award for Best Youth Series.



D.J. co-created and produced the Discovery Kids/NBC television series FLIGHT 29 DOWN. He wrote every episode and directed several. His work on FLIGHT 29 DOWN earned him the Writers Guild of America award for “Outstanding Children’s Script” and a Directors Guild of America award nomination.



Other notable writing credits include the ABC AFTERSCHOOL SPECIAL titled SEASONAL DIFFERENCES; the pilot for the long-running PBS/CBS series GHOSTWRITER; and the HBO series ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN, BOY DETECTIVE for which he received a CableAce nomination for writing.



In print, D.J. has co-written the book THE TALE OF THE NIGHTLY NEIGHBORS, based on his own teleplay and penned the poetic adaptation of the classic Norwegian folk tale EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON. His most current work is the spooky MORPHEUS ROAD trilogy; and a whimsical picture book THE MONSTER PRINCESS.



D.J. lives in Southern California with his wife Evangeline and daughter Keaton. They are avid backpackers, scuba divers and skiers. Rounding out the household are two elderly goldfish and a Kitten, Kaboodle.


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Giveaway is open Internationally. | Must be 13+ to Enter
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

{Book Nerd Tour} Blackness Takes Over Music Playlist + Giveaway!

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Hey everyone! Welcome to my stop in the Blackness Takes Over blog tour!
Today I have the authors music playlist to share with you.

Enjoy your visit and enter the giveaway at the end of this post!

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Shannon Kelly’s life has been anything but typical.
Her life has been altered viciously at the hands of others twice.
However horrible they have been, it’s these changes that have given her a family and career…now possibly love.
The last thirteen years she has been supported and loved by her protector, her entertainer, and her comforter, but never a lover.
When Dylan Kellerman enters Shannon’s life he changes its course in more ways than one.
He gives her hope and promise of a future she was convinced wasn’t attainable.
Just as she begins to believe she has finally turned her life into something she can build a future on…blackness takes over.
You can purchase Blackness Takes Over at the following Retailers:
    
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Blackness Takes Over is Norma Jeanne’s debut novel. What began as an homage to the home town of a homesick Midwestern girl, unfolded a story of love, danger, humor, and trust. She’s currently working on her untitled sophomore effort. We can’t wait to see what thrilling saga she leads us through next!
Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Norma Jeanne recently found herself relocating to the United Kingdom. Now living in Belfast, she took hold of the opportunity to kick the 9-5 job for a chance to become an author. The best part: working from her home office, she gets to spend more time with her cast of crazy characters (written and real).
In her free time Norma Jeanne is a voracious reader and consumes books as readily as meals. She is a people watcher by nature and uses her experiences in life, observed or otherwise, to build the worlds and characters that thrive in her books. A believer in the strength of the human spirit, Norma Jeanne writes the stories of people that persevere when all appears to be lost.
“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” –Dylan Thomas
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Music Playlist for BLACKNESS TAKES OVER
“Try” by Pink
“Me and a Gun” by Tori Amos
“Lovesong” Adele
“The Way I Am” by Eminem
“Can’t Hold Us” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You” by James Arthur
“Starry Eyed” performed by Conor Scott
“Machinehead” by Bush
“I Used to Love Him” by Lauryn Hill & Mary J. Blige
“Killing Me Softly” performed by The Fugees
“I Need a Doctor” by Dr. Dre ft Eminem and Skylar Grey
“Airplanes” B.O.B. ft Hayley Williams & Eminem
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5 Winners will receive an  E-Copy of  Blackness Takes Over by Norma Jeanne Karlsson.
2 Winners will receive a Signed Copy of  Blackness Takes Over by Norma Jeanne Karlsson.
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4 Winners will receive 4GB USB flash drives by Norma Jeanne Karlsson.
7 Winners will receive Postcard and Bookmark by Norma Jeanne Karlsson.

Must be 13+ to Enter
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Monday, March 17, 2014

KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY!!

We are giving away 2 Kindles!! The first one is available via the rafflecopter below. The 2nd is available only to bloggers who post about this giveaway. You can find info on how to enter in the rafflecopter. Kindle Fire HDX March
Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)
Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7".
The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HDX (US Only - $229 Value)
  Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)
  Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

{Book Nerd Tour} Tremor Spotlight + Giveaway!

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Hello bookworms and welcome to my blog!
Today I have a spotlight for author Patrick Carman!
I hope you enjoy and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post!
Happy Reading! 
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In the year 2051, some people have a second pulse…
Like all who have “the pulse,” Faith Daniels and Dylan Gilmore have telekinetic powers—they can move objects with their minds. But there are five “second pulses” in the world who have an even greater power: Almost nothing can harm them. They are virtually indestructible.
Both Faith and Dylan have the second pulse. But the other side has second pulses, too, and they’ve been training for a war that has been brewing their entire lives. As Dylan executes a plan to infiltrate enemy grounds, he’ll have to face his only weakness, and a family secret that will threaten his very existence.
Together, Faith and Dylan are the only hope this world has left, but they must go their separate ways in order to accomplish their plan. Will their love survive?
With richly developed characters and heart-pounding action scenes, the second book in Patrick Carman’s Pulse trilogy continues the electrifying dystopian story of love and revenge.
You can purchase TREMOR at the following Retailers:
    
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patrick Carman is the award-winning author of many books for young adults and children. He grew up in Salem, Oregon, and graduated from Willamette University. His birthday is February 27th, 1966. He spent a decade living in Portland, where he worked in advertising, game design, and technology.
Patrick Carman writes books for young adults and children for Scholastic, Harper Collins, and Little Brown Books For Young Readers. His bestselling books and series includes The Land of Elyon, Atherton, Elliot’s Park, 39 Clues, Floors, Trackers, Thirteen Days to Midnight, Dark Eden, Pulse, 3:15, and Skeleton Creek. Mr. Carman’s books have been translated into approximately two dozen languages.
Mr. Carman spends his free time supporting literacy campaigns and community organizations, fly fishing, playing basketball, golfing badly, doing crosswords, watching movies, dabbling in video games, reading (lots), and (more than anything else) spending time with his wife and two daughters.
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4 Winners will receive a Copy of TREMOR by Patrick Carman
5 Winners will receive a Surprise ART Bookmark by James Vallesteros.
Must be 13+ to Enter
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