Join Our Mailing List

#TOE Double Giveaway

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENTER


Friday, 30 June 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - The History of Hilary Hambrushina by Marnie Lamb

http://xpressobooktours.com/2017/04/04/tour-sign-up-the-history-of-hilary-hambrushina-by-marnie-lamb/


The History of Hilary Hambrushina
Author:
Marnie Lamb
Publication date: May 31st, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Book Description:
Hilary has one goal for her first year in junior high: to become popular. But her plans are turned upside down when her best friend leaves for the summer and a quirky girl named Kallie moves in next door. Kallie paints constellations on her ceiling, sleeps in a hammock, and enacts fantastical plays in front of cute boys on the beach. Yet despite Kallie’s lack of interest in being -cool, – Hilary and Kallie find themselves becoming friends. That summer friendship, however, is put to the test when school begins, reigniting Hilary’s obsession with climbing the social ladder. As Hilary discovers the dark side to popularity, she must decide who she wants to be before she loses everything.

Buy Links:
Amazon US ¦ UK ¦ B&N ¦ Kobo

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34099515-the-history-of-hilary-hambrushina?ac=1&from_search=true

June Favourites

Welcome to my June Favourites.
Here, you will find a list of the movies and books I watched and read in June and my favourite among them.

Books Read:

Favourite:



Buy Links:


Movies Watched:



 

Favourite:

Bookvie: My Cousin Rachel - out June 9th, 2017 (UK / USA)


Who's in it:
Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen

What's it all about (book blurb from Goodreads):
Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent older cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in Philip as his heir, a man who will love his grand home as much as he does himself. But the cosy world the two construct is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and there he dies suddenly. Jealous of his marriage, racked by suspicion at the hints in Ambrose's letters, and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with hatred in his heart. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, sophisticated, mysterious Rachel like a moth to the flame. And yet... might she have had a hand in Ambrose's death?

My Cousin Rachel Official Trailer


Movie Stills:







Thursday, 29 June 2017

Book Blast & Giveaway - Creepz by Ruth Bainbridge

http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2017/06/mbb-creepz-by-ruth-bainbridge.html


Creepz
Author:
Ruth Bainbridge
Genre: Suspense Thriller

Book Description
June 2017. New York is suffering under the worst heatwave in centuries, but it’s the barrage of grisly murders that has city dwellers on edge. Since the homicides don’t fit a pattern, the NYPD is treating them as unrelated, but Detective Grace Jarrod isn’t so sure. Graffiti left at the crime scenes points to the crimes being linked and part of a rampage.

The delivery of a cryptogram to her precinct proves her theory correct. A group calling themselves CREEPZ takes credit for the deaths and for the war they wage. They promise not to stop until a societal revolution is achieved. Jarrod leads the investigation and goes after the madmen that strike at will and profess to kill for love. Little does she know that the group of homeless drifters is led by a genius who believes himself God.

Buy Links:
Amazon US ¦ UK

BOOK REVIEW: Subterranean Secret by Gary Lombardo

Subterranean Secret
Author: Gary Lombardo
Genre: Short Story / Action & Adventure / Mythology & Folklore
Publication Date: February 8th, 2015

Book Description:
In southwestern New Mexico, there is a large, two-century-old brush “island” in the backyard of Steve Cutler’s house. It was never cut down, Steve is told by his Navajo neighbor, because local Indian folklore claims it is a portal to the underworld. Steve is also told that the previous owner of his house ventured into the island to find his son, and neither were ever seen again. Unfazed by these fanciful legends, Cutler resolves to rid his yard of the hideous island—and makes a startling discovery!

Buy Links:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24892776-subterranean-secret



MY REVIEW

There's a brushwood in Steve's back garden and ancient Indian folklore has it that it's a portal to the underworld. Steve's neighbour, Cory, warns him not to cut it down, particularly since the previous neighbours, Jay Tsosie and his son, vanished into the brushwood and were never seen again. Steve, of course, isn't supersititious nor does he believe in the stories, but when he stumbles upon a metal hatch that leads to a tunnel, he starts to wonder if perhaps the legend is true. Curiosity gets the best of Steve, and what he discovers is more than he could ever have imagined.

Subterranean Secret was an intriguing read. The further I read, the more I got pulled into the story. I loved the characters, particularly Aldo, but I especially liked how real the story felt. You can just imagine being in Steve's shoes. The playful relationship between Steve and Andrea felt authentic. This is a well-written story that I would recommend to everyone. A good and entertaining read.

VERDICT


Award: Platinum
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Source: Author

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway - Angelbound Origins #2) by Christina Bauer

http://yaboundbooktours.blogspot.com/2017/05/audiobook-blog-tour-sign-up-scala.html



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33780233-angelbound
Scala
(Angelbound Origins #2)
Author: Christina Bauer
Genre: YA Supernatural
Audiobook Release Date: June 26th, 2017
Monster House Books

Book Description:

Nineteen-year-old Myla Lewis has transformed into Great Scala, the only being with the power to move souls out of Purgatory and into Heaven or Hell. Trouble is, a magical object called Lucifer’s Orb is limiting Myla’s abilities. If she tries to move a soul, the Orb’s forcing her to send that spirit straight to Hell.

So, what’s a girl to do? Send innocents to the fiery down-under?
No way. Myla’s gone on a supernatural strike. No souls go anywhere until the Orb’s history. It’s the right thing to do, but Purgatory’s Soul Storage buildings are turning into time bombs. No spirits are moving out, while millions keep coming in. Myla’s determined to find the Orb and send the innocent to Heaven, but she’s running out of time. Soon, the containment fields will burst, releasing a mob of homicidal ghosts.

With Soul Storage ready to explode, Myla’s got enough on her plate without her old enemy, Lady Adair, causing problems. Adair is launching an ingenious campaign to take away everything that Myla holds dear, including Myla’s Angelbound love, Prince Lincoln.

Between their clever ideas and toe-curling kisses, Myla and Lincoln are fighting back. But will they beat the clock or lose everything to Adair’s devious schemes?

Monster House Books is celebrating the launch of the audiobook version of the best seller Angelbound Scala, both on iTunes & Audible! As a result, the eBook version of Scala is on sale for .99!

Buy Links:
iTunes ¦ Audible

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31931710-scala

Blog Tour Spotlight - The Discovery by Louis Kraft & Robert S. Goodman MD



The Discovery
Author: Louis Kraft & Robert S. Goodman MD
Publisher: Createspace
Pages: 311
Genre: Legal Thriller

Book Description:
In THE DISCOVERY by Robert S. Goodman and Louis Kraft, a young obstetrician/gynecologist delivers a premature baby after attending a dinner party. The child survives the delivery, but complications lead to a malpractice lawsuit two decades later.

In 1952, a pregnant seventeen-year-old gives birth in a Los Angeles hospital. Two nurses attend to the young woman while they wait for the doctor on call to arrive for the delivery. Dr. Harry Chapman arrives at the hospital clearheaded but with alcohol on his breath. The premature baby is born blue and placed in an incubator. The nurses turn the oxygen to the level recommended to pediatricians for preemies the year before to prevent blindness. When the baby’s color doesn’t change, Harry instructs the nurses to turn the oxygen up to maximum. They protest, but Harry insists that the nurses comply to save the baby from brain damage or death.

In 1972, Greg Weston, a twenty-year-old paralegal meets a young woman who works with a renowned pediatrician. When she questions the attractive young man about his blindness, Greg reveals that his adoptive parents told him he was born blind. After agreeing to see the doctor Gail works for, Greg becomes aware that his blindness may have occurred as a result of physician error. Greg requests his medical records from the hospital and the adoption agency, and he finds that the hospital records tell a different story about what took place after his birth. In both records, Dr. Harry Chapman is indicated as the doctor who delivered him. Greg shares his findings with a partner in his law firm, and they build a case against Dr. Chapman based on fraudulent changes in the hospital records, which allows the statute of limitations to be thrown out.

After Harry receives word that he is being sued, his attorney advises him that the malpractice insurance he carried in 1952 will not cover even a fraction of the multimillion-dollar lawsuit. The stress and uncertainty of the case, along with the accusation of fraud, breaks Harry, leading him down a road of depression and alcohol dependence. As Harry’s wife, Helen, watches her husband deteriorate, she makes an unthinkable choice to put an end to the plaintiff’s case.

In THE DISCOVERY, the authors connect the lives of two individuals across two decades, exposing vulnerabilities, bitterness, and frailties. As the case moves forward, a key witness’s testimony alters the lives of both men.

In writing THE DISCOVERY, Goodman and Kraft’s intentions were to offer readers multidimensional characters with real-world problems and to bring awareness to the severe affect malpractice lawsuits can have on physicians’ professional and personal lives.

Buy Links:

Book Trailer Blitz - Allerleirauh by Chantal Gadoury

Allerleirauh
Author:
Chantal Gadoury
Genre:  YA Fantasy / Fairytale Adaption / Historical Romance
Published: Parliament House Press

Book Description:
Once Upon a Time…
In the Kingdom of Tränen, a king makes a promise to his dying wife that he'll only remarry a woman who possesses her golden hair. In time, the king's eyes are turned by his daughter. Realizing her father’s intentions, Princess Aurelia tries to trick him by requesting impossible gifts: dresses created by the sun, moon and stars, and a coat made of a thousand furs. But when he is successful, Aurelia sacrifices her privileged life and flees her kingdom, disguised by the cloak and a new name, Allerleirauh.

She enters the safe haven of Saarland der Licht, where the handsome and gentle Prince Klaus takes her under his care. Hoping not to be discovered by her father’s courtiers, Allerleirauh tries to remain hidden under her new identity when she finds unexpected love with Prince Klaus, even though his arranged marriage to the princess of a neighboring kingdom approaches. Risking everything, Allerleirauh must face her troubled past and her fears of the future along her journey to self-acceptance in this triumphant retelling of the classic Grimm Fairy Tale. 

Pre-Order Links:

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway - The Sparks & The Flames (The Feud Trilogy #1 & 2) by Kyle Prue

http://yaboundbooktours.blogspot.com/2017/05/blog-tour-sign-up-sparks-flames-feud.html


The Sparks
(The Feud Trilogy #1)
Author:
Kyle Prue
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: January 31st, 2017
Cartwright Publishing

Book Description:

One teen assassin-in-training must unite three warring supernatural dynasties before death comes to them all…

Find out why USA Today calls The Sparks “a crackling read” that “builds a vivid world (both) otherworldly and relatable.”

Neil Vapros just wants to make his father proud. The sixteen-year-old aspires to serve his family as an assassin, but he nearly dies in the process. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Neil’s family, as well as two rival dynasties, have abandoned an ancient promise to protect their city. An unknown evil has begun hunting all three houses from the shadows…

As Neil’s relatives fall one-by-one, he attempts to unite the three supernatural families against a common enemy. But earning trust after years of assassination attempts could prove impossible. Neil’s fight may involve more than a bloodthirsty empire, as betrayal rears its ugly head…

The Sparks is the first book in the award-winning Epic Feud trilogy of young adult fantasy novels. If you like captivating characters, inventive world building, and supernatural battles, then you’ll love Kyle Prue’s action-packed coming-of-age tale.

Author Links:
Amazon US ¦ UK

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33293383-the-sparks?ac=1&from_search=true

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Path of Thieves by Sunniva Dee



Path of Thieves
Author:
Sunniva Dee
Publication date: June 27th, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Book Description:
Football hero by day and thief by night, Charles “Cugs” McConnely leads a double life in the small town of Newbark, Florida. At sundown, the seventeen-year-old turns burglar, forced into the business by the man who should be teaching him the difference between right and wrong: his father.

Cugs is a pro at both games, but only one can secure him a college scholarship. It should be an easy decision, a no-brainer—if Newbark hadn’t proffered the only life he knows.

After run-ins with Nadine Paganelli, his accidental victim and the sole person to have caught him in the act, Cugs starts to realize that hearts can be stolen too.
When his long-lost sister makes contact, lies are uncovered and truths revealed. Suddenly, Cugs finds himself questioning both plans and loyalties. Because sometimes the only way to move forward is by pulling the bottom out of the past.

Buy Links:
Amazon US ¦ UK

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35212419-path-of-thieves?ac=1&from_search=true

Cover Reveal - The Girl Who Saved Ghosts by K.C. Tansley




The Girl Who Saved Ghosts
(The Unbelievables, #2)
Author:
K.C. Tansley
Publication date: October 17th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Young Adult

Book Description:
She tried to ignore them. Now she might risk everything to save them.

After a summer spent in a haunted castle—a summer in which she traveled through time to solve a murder mystery—Kat is looking forward to a totally normal senior year at McTernan Academy. Then the ghost of a little girl appears and begs Kat for help, and more unquiet apparitions follow. All of them are terrified by the Dark One, and it soon becomes clear that that this evil force wants Kat dead.

Searching for help, Kat leaves school for the ancestral home she’s only just discovered. Her friend Evan, whose family is joined to her own by an arcane history, accompanies her. With the assistance of her eccentric great aunts and a loyal family ghost, Kat soon learns that she and Evan can only fix the present by traveling into the past.

As Kat and Evan make their way through nineteenth-century Vienna, the Dark One stalks them, and Kat must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to save a ghost.

Buy Links:
Amazon US ¦ UK

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34619522-the-girl-who-saved-ghosts?ac=1&from_search=true

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Sublime Karma by Peyton Garver



Sublime Karma
Author: Peyton Garver
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 30th, 2016
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Book Description:
When Brie’s stepfather moves the family for what he calls a new beginning, it’s not the new beginning the beautiful, yet guarded, senior would have hoped for. Brie is instantly targeted by jealous girls at her new school, and the only available seat on her bus is next to the school’s star wide receiver, Jake, who for some reason, finds her offensive. After a humiliating article and picture of Brie is posted in the online school journal, a demon she thought she’d overcome resurfaces, and her life unravels. A newly compassionate Jake has finally taken an interest in her, but can Brie learn to trust her heart, or will she miss out on the best thing that ever happened to her?

Jake has his own secrets and has built his own walls, but eventually his curiosity about the new girl gets the best of him. Unfortunately, now there is competition: the captain of her cross-country team. Jake’s romantic histories with the girl next door and the school’s queen bee, adds tension to a simmering tempest when all he wants is Brie. Is he strong enough to help the one he loves weave sense into her crumbling new reality while overcoming his own tainted past?

Buy Links:
Amazon US ¦ UK

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32939941-sublime-karma