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Friday, August 26, 2016

Blog Tour: Into the Light (Into the Dark #2) by Caroline T. Patti Guest Post + Giveaway!

Welcome to the INTO THE LIGHT by Caroline T. Patti blog tour! 
Today is my stop on the tour and I have for you an author guest post and giveaway! 

Hope everyone enjoys this post! :)

Into the Light (Into the Dark #2) 
by Caroline T. Patti 
Publication Date: August 23, 2016 
Publisher: Month9Books

Mercy’s family is back together and the threat of danger appears to have passed. But any relief she feels is short lived as she is ripped from her body and thrown in jail. Gage and Nathaniel’s plans to break Mercy out won’t exactly be easy. Stuffed full of a chemical binding agent, Mercy is trapped inside the body of a convict without the ability to breach and set herself free. Unfortunately for Mercy, being trapped in jail becomes the least of her problems when she meets her evil twin, Justice.

Purchase at BAM | Chapters | Amazon | B&N | TBD

Book #1 -Into The Dark

A girl’s sweet sixteen party is supposed to be among the most memorable events of her life. But on the night of hers, Mercy Clare wakes in the waiting room of a hospital with no memory of how she got there. To make matters worse, she’s wearing something she’d never be caught dead in: her best friend Lyla’s clothes.

Mercy’s nightmare is just beginning. The doctor arrives to tell her that it’s she who lies in the hospital bed waiting to die. A trip to the bathroom confirms Mercy’s fears, as Lyla’s face stares back at her and Lyla’s curvy figure pokes through her tight clothes.

But finding out what’s really going on won’t be easy. Because if Mercy wants her body back, it might just cost her Lyla’s life.
Purchase: Amazon | Kobo | B&N | Chapters | iBooks | BAM | TBD

If you could spend the day with any author (dead or alive) who would you pick? What would you do and what topics (or questions) would you ask?

Unfortunately, this post comes easily to me as one of the authors I’d always hoped to meet passed away recently. Lois Duncan is a huge part of why I became an author. I was fortunate enough to grow up right around the block from one of the biggest libraries in the Bay Area: the Santa Clara Public Library. And since I had lots of freedom as a kid to ride my bike around the neighbourhood or walk to the grocery store with my friends, I very often ended up including a stop to the library during one of these outings. The library has been remodelled since the 1980s, but I remember the old layout clearly. Walk through the double doors, turn right at the end of the check out counter, head straight for a bit, and turn right again for the children’s section. It is in these shelves that I found Lois Duncan books. They were riveting. Stranger with my Face is definitely one of my favorites, and though it was entirely unintentional, Into the Light does share the story line of a girl who is capable of leaving her body. I could not get enough of Locked in Time, the story of a family who does not age. The idea of being ageless seemed both fascinating and horrifying, and no matter how much time I’ve devoted to answering the question, what would I do, I still haven’t come up with one. Is living forever a good thing, or a bad thing? I honestly have no idea.

First and foremost, if Lois were alive today, I’d want to say thank you for filling my childhood with so many wonderful stories. I actually did correspond with her once when I was first starting out. I emailed her to tell her how much I loved her books and she very graciously wrote back to me. She explained, I assume with a heavy heart, that she no longer wrote stories for young adults after the murder of her own daughter.  I remember reading that email and thinking what a remarkable woman she must be for opening up to someone she doesn’t know, for still encouraging me to write, and for being a mentor when her muse, if you will, had left her.

On the day of her passing, I took to Twitter to join in the collective mourning, and admittedly, I was jealous of all the authors who’d met her in person. Though I was not so lucky, I do have my email memory to cherish forever. I hope that in some way Lois knows how deeply she inspired so many people, and I hope that she and her daughter were reunited in the afterlife, if there is such a thing.

About The Author: Caroline T. Patti
Caroline T Patti is the author of The World Spins Madly On and Too Late To Apologize. When she’s not writing, she’s a school librarian, mother of two, wife, avid reader and Green Bay Packer fan. You can chat with her on Twitter: carepatti or find her on Facebook: Author Caroline T Patti.

Giveaway Information:  Contest ends Sept 9, 2016

  • One (1) winner will receive a scrabble tile book cover charm (US ONLY)
  • Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Into the Dark and Into the Light by Caroline T. Patti (INT)
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon #17: Goals & Updates!

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Hello, fellow book-nerds!

Yes, it's time once again for another Bout of Books read-a-thon! I'm sure most of you are fully aware of what a read-a-thon is and have participated in one or more throughout the years. If not all info about this one is below. Pretty much it's a challenge to read as many books as you can in a set time period. Let's just say I've done my fair share of read-a-thons since I started my blog, at least 20 times. They are just so much fun! Anyway, today begins the 17th #Boutofbooks read-a-thon! On this post, you will find what books I will be reading, my week-long goals, daily updates, and the mini-challenges I complete.

Sign-ups are still open! Just click the banner above.

Time Devoted to Reading -
  • I will be reading from August 22nd - 28th
  • Read 3-5 books! 
  • Do mini-challenges.
  • Do Twitter chats
  • Take pictures of what I'm reading (and mini challenges) and post them on Instagram.
  • Be more proactive with posting daily updates on the blog, twitter and leaving comments on other read-a-thon participants blogs.
Books I will be reading -
Flying by Carrie Jones   reading now
It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover - finished
Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
Unfed by Kirsty McKay

Day One Updates: August 22nd
Number of books read today: 0
Total Pages Read today: 59
Mini Challenges Completed Today: 0
Number of books read in Total: 0

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Thank you for stopping by to check out my Bout of Books readathon post! I'd love to hear your thoughts on what I'm reading, a supportive Good Luck or even a Hi! Leave me a comment if you'd like and if you're participating as well then leave me a link to your post and I will be sure to stop by to visit you!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Book Blitz: Up in the Treehouse by K.K. Allen (SALE: Only $1.99) + Giveaway!

Hello everyone!
 Welcome to the book blitz for 
Up in the Treehouse by K.K. Allen!
In this post you can learn all about the book, read an except, and enter a giveaway to win a $25 amazon gift card.
I myself really am loving the sound of this book. Definitely a emotionally romantic read. :)

Title: Up in the Treehouse
Author: K.K. Allen
Publication date: July 19th 2016
Genres: NA - Contemporary Romance

I wanted to tell him all my secrets, but he became one of them instead.

Chloe Rivers never thought she would keep secrets from her best friend. Then again, she never imagined she would fall in love with him either. When she finally reveals her feelings, rejection shatters her, rendering her vulnerable and sending her straight into the destructive arms of the wrong guy.

Gavin Rhodes never saw the betrayal coming. It crushes him. Chloe has always been his forbidden fantasy–sweet, tempting, and beautiful. But when the opportunity finally presents itself, he makes the biggest mistake of all and denies her.

Now it’s too late . . .

Four years after a devastating tragedy, Chloe and Gavin’s world’s collide and they find their lives entangling once again. Haunted by the past, they are forced to come to terms with all that has transpired to find the peace they deserve. Except they can’t seem to get near each other without combatting an intense emotional connection that brings them right back to where it all started . . . their childhood treehouse.

Chloe still holds her secrets close, but this time she isn’t the only one with something to hide. Can their deep-rooted connection survive the destruction of innocence?

* * Some sexy time and light swearing * *
Purchase on Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iTunes


My entire body ached the moment I tried to move, so I stopped trying. I groaned and peeled an eye open, trying to understand why this morning felt so different from all the others.
When I saw the matching sets of green eyeballs peering over the ladder, one glaring and one questioning, I wanted to scream, but the air in my throat went the other direction. I gasped and propelled myself backward into the furthest corner of the alcove.

“Do you think she’s homeless?” asked Eyeballs Number One.

Eyeballs Number Two shook his head as he scanned my body. “Maybe she ran away from home.”

“Yeah, or maybe she’s a troll that lives in the woods. Are we supposed to feed her?”

“I didn’t bring any food. Did you?”

One of the boys threw his eyes around the room, as if afraid to look away from me for long. 

“No. We should tell dad we need a fridge.”

“And how will we keep it cold, moron?”

“Hey! I’m not a moron!”

While the boys fought, I managed to creep forward until I gripped the edge of the bed with every intention to slip down undetected. 

But Eyeballs Number One saw me and placed an arm out across the other boy’s body. “Shh. She’s moving.”

My grogginess cleared, replaced by a rush of adrenaline as I stared back at the twin boys—the boys whose treehouse I’d snuck into the night before. At this realization, I straightened with a jolt. “I-I have to get home.” Panic seized my chest knowing my parents would be frantic looking for me.

Eyeballs Number Two nudged the other. “She has a home, bro.”

I bit my lip to hide my smile, happy they no longer considered me a possible troll. “Sorry. I didn’t mean to—” I didn’t know why I was about to lie, so I stopped myself. I totally meant to fall asleep there. I just didn’t mean to get caught.

“Wait!” one of them called as I headed for the ladder. I turned to see the curious one staring back at me with a sincere expression. “Are you okay?”

All I could do was nod. How could I tell two boys I didn’t know the reason for invading their sanctuary—that I had been watching them for weeks, envious of their home in the woods? Instead of saying another word, I found the ladder and moved down it, missing the last few steps in my haste. The moment I hit the ground, I accepted the impact with a grimace and took off at a sprint through the woods and toward my bedroom window. I climbed inside just as I heard my mom calling me for breakfast.



Hi all! I'm K.K. Allen, Contemporary Fantasy & New Adult Romance author of the Summer Solstice series (Enchanted, the Equinox, and the Descendants), as well as the short story, Soaring. Look for my upcoming New Adult Romance, Up in the Treehouse, OUT NOW!!

I currently live in Florida with my ridiculously handsome son, Jagger. I've always had a passion for reading and writing, so sharing my work with you all is beyond exciting. Thank you all for checking out my page. I hope you'll give my books a shot, and definitely look out for more from me. This train ain't stoppin'. ;)

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