RSS Feed

Category Archives: YA

Release Week Blitz: We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott

Hello and welcome to the Release Week Blitz for We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott presented by Entangled Teen!

Find out more about this new release below, and be sure to enter the giveaway!

CONGRATULATIONS, VICTORIA!

Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone. But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names. The police have a list of names, too. See now? There’s another lie. There is only one person they’re really looking at, Molly. And that’s yours truly.

We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott Publication Date: February 5, 2019 Publisher: Entangled Teen

Amazon | Amazon Australia | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

Victoria Scott is the acclaimed author of eight books for young adults. Her novels are sold in fourteen different countries, and she loves receiving fan mail from across the world. Victoria loves high fashion, big cities, and pink cotton candy. You can find her online at VictoriaScott.com.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js

~~~~~February New Releases~~~~~

February 1st

Treating Her Right/In the Doctor’s Bed by Lori Foster

February 4th

For Emery by J. Nathan

February 5th

The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simmons

February 9th

February 11th

February 12th

February 14th

February 18th

February 19th

February 21st

Finding the Fight by Brittney Sahin

February 22nd

February 25th

February 26th

Violent Delights by Jessica Hawkins

Sweet Liar by Laurelin Paige

February 27th

****PLEASE NOTE: ALL RELEASE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE****

Pre-Order Blitz: The Winter Queen by Sherry D. Ficklin

Title: The Winter Queen
Author: Sherry D. Ficklin
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Cover Designer: Strong Image Editing
Publication Date: March 11th, 2019
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
 
Blurb:
Far from the shores of England another Elizabeth was born to rule a nation…
The daughter of Peter the Great, Elizabeth is a princess by birth, and a warrior by blood. Never content to be a pawn in the game of men, Elizabeth is destined to sit upon a throne. But when her father’s sudden death leaves her mother and sister at the mercy of the scheming Privy Council, she will have to abandon her beloved Russia in order to survive. Little does she know there are things far worse than exile awaiting her…
This is not a fairy tale.
And Elizabeth is not your average princess.
She is a Romanov—one woman in a line of powerful female rulers who will change the face of Russia forever.
WINTER QUEEN is the first  prequel to the Stolen Empire series.
 
Buy Links:
Queen of Someday: https://amzn.to/2Dm44Wi
Queen of Tomorrow: https://amzn.to/2W4nbvc
Queen of Always: https://amzn.to/2sBo3Kg
The Winter Queen: https://amzn.to/2DlZ8ki
Sherry is the author of over a dozen novels for teens and young adults including the best selling Stolen Empire series. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she’s on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.
Sherry also writes contemporary romance under the pen name SJ Noble. You can find her at her official website, http://www.sherryficklin.com, or stalk her on her Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/sherry.ficklin.
 
Author Links:

Release Blitz: Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry

Would you dare to defy destiny? Are our destinies written in stone? Do we become nothing more than the self-fulfilling prophesies of other people’s opinions? Or can we dare to become who we believe we were born to be?

“A gorgeous, heartfelt journey of redemption and love” (Wendy Higgins), ONLY A BREATH APART is a young adult contemporary novel from critically acclaimed Katie McGarry. “Haunting, authentic, and ultimately hopeful” (Tammara Webber), ONLY A BREATH APART is now available!

About ONLY A BREATH APART:

They say your destiny is carved in stone. But some destinies are meant to be broken.

The only curse Jesse Lachlin believes in is his grandmother’s will: in order to inherit his family farm he must win the approval of his childhood best friend, the girl he froze out his freshman year.

A fortuneteller tells Scarlett she’s psychic, but what is real is Scarlett’s father’s controlling attitude and the dark secrets at home. She may be able to escape, but only if she can rely on the one boy who broke her heart.

Each midnight meeting pushes Jesse and Scarlett to confront their secrets and their feelings, but as love blooms, the curse rears its ugly head…

Amazon | Kobo | Google Play

B-A-M | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books


Gritty and real, Only a Breath Apart is a story of hope conjured from pain, strength drawn from innocence, and love earned from self-respect. Beautiful, poignant, and fierce.” ―Kristen Simmons, critically acclaimed author of the Article 5 series

Add it to your Goodreads today!

EXCERPT:

~SCARLETT~

A scraping of a chair, a tray full of food and I glance over with my practiced smile in welcome. It’s not Camila, Evangeline, or anyone else from the group. It’s green eyes, red hair, a familiar mischievous smile that used to be reserved only for me, and my blood pounds with excitement as if someone lit a sparkler in my chest. Then I frown because I’m not supposed to feel this way. Not with him. Not with anyone.

Jesse Lachlin winks at me as he sits across from me like no time has passed from when we climbed trees together. “What’s up, Tink?”

Another thrill runs through me but then my muscles tighten. Stupid, antiquated reaction belonging to a dead past. “What are you doing here?”

Jesse pops a fry into his mouth, chews, then picks up another as if he has no intention of answering. I scan the cafeteria. Several people are watching us, curious as to why Jesse Lachlin is sitting with me, or is event at lunch, or even at school.

From the lunch line, Camila’s and Evangeline’s eyes are bugging out of their heads.

What is going on? Camila mouths.

I raise my eyebrows to inform her I have no idea. Jesse digs into his corn with his fork and that’s crossing a line. “Maybe you didn’t hear me, but I asked what you’re doing here.”

He lifts his eyes to meet mine and there’s a glimmer in them that causes my lips to flatten. Fantastic. He’s here to make my life a living hell.

“It seems obvious,” he says.

If he remembers anything about me, he should recall I was never known for my patience and that he should be speaking, and speaking soon. “Just answer the question.”

“I’m eating lunch.”

I honest to God groan in frustration. “There’s no room at the inn.”

He surveys the table, takes in the empty seats, my books, and then gives me a good look. A slow look. As if he’s trying to memorize every inch he’s drinking in. My cheeks redden because that somehow feels a little too intimate for lunch. Feels a little too intimate for someone I’m no longer friends with. It feels too intimate if we were friends.

I glance away, but I sense him still staring at me. God help me, I want to stare back.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Katie McGarry Bio:

Katie is the author of the PUSHING THE LIMITS series, THUNDER ROAD series, SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME, and the upcoming YA novel, ONLY A BREATH APART. Her novels have received starred reviews, critical acclaim and have won multiple awards including being a multiple Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for YA Fiction, multiple RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Award Finalist for Best YA Fiction, including a win in the category, and she was a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Pinterest | Tumbler | Instagram

The Kindrily Series by Karen Amanda Hooper Has New Covers!!!

One of my all time favorite series’ has brand new covers and I am just soooooo in love with them!!

For more information click on the link below: https://karenamandahooper.blogspot.com/2019/01/new-kindrily-covers.html

Add The Kindrily Series to your Goodreads TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/series/79804-kindrily

Enter to win a signed set of paperbacks, winner to be announced on January 24th on author’s blog

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/YmFlODE0ZTNiYjMwNDdkM2MxZjE1N2VmZjNhYjFjOjM5/?

Excerpt Reveal: Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry

Posted on

Would you dare to defy destiny? Are our destinies written in stone? Do we become nothing more than the self-fulfilling prophesies of other people’s opinions? Or can we dare to become who we believe we were born to be?

“A gorgeous, heartfelt journey of redemption and love” (Wendy Higgins), ONLY A BREATH APART is a young adult contemporary novel from critically acclaimed Katie McGarry. “Haunting, authentic, and ultimately hopeful” (Tammara Webber), ONLY A BREATH APART will be available on all retailers on January 22, 2019!

About ONLY A BREATH APART:

Jesse dreams of working the land that’s been in his family forever. But he’s cursed to lose everything he loves most.

Scarlett is desperate to escape her “charmed” life. But leaving a small town is easier said than done.

Despite their history of heartbreak, when Jesse sees a way they can work together to each get what they want, Scarlett can’t say no.Each midnight meeting between Jesse and Scarlett will push them to confront their secrets and their feelings for each other.

Amazon | Kobo | Google Play | B-A-M | Barnes & Noble | iBooks


Gritty and real, Only a Breath Apart is a story of hope conjured from pain, strength drawn from innocence, and love earned from self-respect. Beautiful, poignant, and fierce.” ―Kristen Simmons, critically acclaimed author of the Article 5 series

Add it to your Goodreads today!

Excerpt:

SCARLETT

I’m defying my parents by attending a funeral. Reckless and adventurous teenage behavior, I know. Most seventeen-year-olds lie to their parents so they can go on a date with a forbidden boy or attend a party where there will be questionable behavior. Me? I’m outright lying to my dad, and it’s because Jesse Lachlin’s grandmother died.

The entire way here I’ve questioned my sanity, but I don’t know how I’d live with myself if I stayed home. Jesse Lachlin used to be my childhood best friend. We were inseparable. We had the type of friendship people strive to have, and then, a few years ago, he cut me so deeply that I still bleed. But ten-year-old me would have never abandoned a hurting Jesse. So today I’m not only honoring the memory of Jesse’s grandmother, but also the memory of our dead friendship.

On my way to the funeral, the high grass of the field swats at my legs, but I don’t mind the sting. I love walking barefoot in grass, I love the smell of the earth and I love that brief feeling of freedom open spaces can provide.

It’s the dog days of August. The type of hot that starts when the sun rises and makes you sweat through your clothes within minutes. While my skin and palms are on fire, the pads of my feet are cool against the dirt. The heat is unwelcome, but the sky is deep blue and the sun is bright, and for that, I can be grateful.

Walking out of the field, I stop short of crossing the one-lane road to slip on the flats that dangle from my fingertips. My mother would be mortified if she knew I was entering a church in a cotton daisy-print sundress. It’s not one of the dresses with stiff fabric and impossible back zippers she would have picked for me at an overpriced department store. It’s the type that’s machine-washable and breathable. The type of dress Jesse’s grandmother would have given her stamp of approval.

I can practically hear my mother heavily sigh and mumble my name, Scarlett, as if it were her personal, private curse word. Mom believes there’s a certain way to dress and behave, and I’m breaking all sorts of her rules today. Watch out, world. I’m officially rebellious.

I smile to myself because I’m the opposite of rebellious. For the last few years, I’ve followed every rule. I’m the teacher’s pet and the girl with straight A’s. I’m the poster child of perfection, and have earned every snarky ice princess comment Jesse’s friends whisper about me in the school hallways because he and I no longer speak.

There are only six cars in the parking lot of the white church, and that makes me frown. I thought more people would have wanted to attend. Jesse’s mud-covered pickup is there, and so is an unnaturally clean black Mercedes that belongs to his uncle. This ought to be interesting. Jesse and his uncle have a mutual hate for each other that runs deeper than any root of any tree.

Movement to my right and I slowly turn my head. Shivers run down my spine at the sight of Glory Gardner. Even though I’m seventeen and too old for ghost stories, I still can’t shake the ones regarding this woman. Girls would whisper over lunch boxes that Glory was a witch. As I grew older, I understood that witch meant con artist. She claims she can read palms, tarot cards and “sees” spirits from beyond the dead. All for a glorious fee.

She’s a beautiful woman—long dirty blond hair that’s untamed, even in a bun, and she has an eclectic taste in clothing. Today she wears a white peasant shirt and a flowing skirt made of material that shimmers in the sun.

Glory watches me like I watch her, with morbid curiosity. I knew her as a child, back when Jesse and I ran wild in the fields near her home, but we haven’t talked in years.

She stands under the shade of a towering weeping willow. There are lots of those trees around here. Mom says it’s because there is too much water in the ground. I say it’s because the people in this town have cried too many tears. Mom doesn’t like my answer.

I tilt my head toward the church, an unspoken question if Glory will be joining me. She shakes her head no. I’m not shocked. According to rumors, Glory will go up in flames if she enters the house of God. But who knows? Maybe I will, too.

The church is one of those picturesque, historical, one-room school buildings squeezed between a cornfield on one side and a hay field on the other. A huge steeple with a bell attempts to reach the heavens, but like anything created by a human, it falls tragically short.

The foreboding wooden door makes no noise as I open it, and I’m able to slip in without a huge, squeaking announcement. Orange light filters in through the dark stained glass windows, and its struggling beams reveal millions of dancing particles of dust.

On the altar, there’s no casket, but there is an urn. My heart dips—Suzanne is dead. I used to wish she were my grandmother, and many times, she treated me as if I belonged to her. Suzanne was the epitome of love, and the world feels colder now that she’s gone.

Choosing a spot in the back, I drop into a pew, and as I scan the church my stomach churns. How is it possible that this place is so barren?

Besides the Funeral Brigade, or the FB, as I like to refer to them, there aren’t many people here. The FB are the older group of woman who attend every funeral in our small town even if they didn’t know the person. Attending funerals isn’t my idea of fun, but who am I to judge?

The FB sit directly behind the one person the town believes to be the lone sane member of the Lachlin family, probably because he isn’t blood related—Jesse’s uncle.

On the left side of the church is Jesse. Only Jesse. And that causes a painful pang in my chest. Where are his stinking friends? The anarchists in training who follow Jesse wherever he goes? Where is the rest of the town? Yes, Suzanne was polarizing, but still, where is any respect?

Quietly, so I don’t draw attention to myself, I slip from the right set of pews to the left. Someone should be on Jesse’s side, and it’s sad it has to be me.

A door at the front of the church opens, and the pastor walks out from the addition the church build on as a small office ten years ago. I would have thought any pastor assigned to this place would be as ancient as this church. Sort of like an Indiana Jones Knights Templar scenario where he lives forever as long as he stays inside. But no, he’s the youngest pastor from the main, newer church in town. His name is Pastor Hughes, and he’s a thirty-something black man with a fit build who is just cute enough that he should be starring in a movie.

The pastor looks up, and he flinches as if startled. I peek over my shoulder then sigh. Clearly, he’s surprised to see me. Flipping fantastic.

His reaction, and the fact he won’t stop staring, causes every person to turn their heads. Lovely. I’ve had dreams like this where I enter a room and become the center of attention. Only in my dreams it’s at school, it’s my classmates and I’m naked, but still, this is disconcerting.

Eventually, the FB and Jesse’s uncle return their attention to the front, but Jesse doesn’t. He rests his arm on the back of the pew, and it’s hard to ignore that he’s made me his sole focus, but I do my best to act as if I don’t notice.

To help, I concentrate on what my mom taught me as a child—to make sure the skirt of my dress is tucked appropriately so that my thighs don’t show. I then fold my hands in my lap and straighten to a book-on-head posture. I can be the ice princess people claim me to be.

Five pews separate me and Jesse, and it’s not nearly enough. My cheeks burn under his continued inspection. Jesse has done this a handful of times since our freshman year. Glance at me as if I’m someone worth looking at, someone worth laughing with a little too loud and smiling with a little too much. Then he remembers who I am and snaps his gaze to someone else.

But he’s not looking away now.

Katie McGarry Bio:

Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Pinterest | Tumbler | Instagram

****January New Releases****

Posted on

January 1st

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2UTKSG9

PB: https://amzn.to/2Bum3Yk

Audio: https://amzn.to/2GphKTW

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2S9Q7Q4

Hardcover: https://amzn.to/2R1K42Y

Run To You by Lara Adrian

January 2nd

January 7th

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2R1Lfzq

PB: https://amzn.to/2QEFtUL

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2R5H1qi

Audio: https://amzn.to/2SaQCcM

January 8th

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2ClE5xK

PB: https://amzn.to/2USYTnw

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2CjPUVc

PB: https://amzn.to/2S7jLFO

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2S8kFlr

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2LprooC

PB: https://amzn.to/2BqdGNv

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2LnqlFy

Hardcover: https://amzn.to/2URWhpS

Audio: https://amzn.to/2EC9X3k

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2EDttwy

PB: https://amzn.to/2BuKmWf

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2Br62CC

PB: https://amzn.to/2Lot0yH

Audio: https://amzn.to/2BuL71x

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2BrMI89

PB: https://amzn.to/2BCChyX

Audio: https://amzn.to/2USZcyG

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2Ez9yPr

PB: https://amzn.to/2EFdjTk

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2S9nnaa

PB: https://amzn.to/2R31ZWZ

Audio: https://amzn.to/2QEX6E7

January 9th

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2EFevGi

PB: https://amzn.to/2EC9hew

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2UTOfNd

January 14th

January 15th

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2ClBqnS

PB: https://amzn.to/2QDVB9k

Audio: https://amzn.to/2ECCNRs

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2S36k9M

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2QEY3wb

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2R2rd7O

PB: https://amzn.to/2ClnEBx

January 17th

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2USZYf4

January 18th

PB: https://amzn.to/2QFWMVI

Audio: https://amzn.to/2QG9yDu

January 21st

 

PB: https://amzn.to/2S8bBNt

Audio: https://amzn.to/2UVat1d

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2LqlSlj

January 22nd

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2BuN5ir

Hardcover: https://amzn.to/2BsU8bg

Audio: https://amzn.to/2QZFKkI

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2UVIZsl

Hardcover: https://amzn.to/2BsL1Hv

PB: https://amzn.to/2R7Zi6k

Audio: https://amzn.to/2S8NIp0

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2BqBpNI

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2Ck7wjN

PB: https://amzn.to/2QFtgz8

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2CkXuio

PB: https://amzn.to/2GBbngC

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2LouOrt

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2BrQezt

PB: https://amzn.to/2LmR4Ch

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2BtnDtG

PB: https://amzn.to/2EBytSq

Audio: https://amzn.to/2QXqLb5

January 23rd

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2Lqp1l8

PB: https://amzn.to/2R5YYFh

January 24th

January 28th

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2QBtxTK

PB: https://amzn.to/2S380QC

Audio: https://amzn.to/2S9zFPM

January 29th

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2SaFooO

Hardcover: https://amzn.to/2S9AcRM

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2S9G9OO

Hardcover: https://amzn.to/2QXr45J

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2QDjJIV

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2BtC68P

PB: https://amzn.to/2BqDbym

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2EAYEbJ

PB: https://amzn.to/2CloaPK

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2Clr33h

Hardcover: https://amzn.to/2S8aw8d

PB: https://amzn.to/2Bvcc4q

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2EAdS0B

PB: https://amzn.to/2S9Hjd8

Audio: https://amzn.to/2S3SG69

Hardcover: https://amzn.to/2R6f0iy

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2ECgTO7

PB: https://amzn.to/2R3SYwK

Audio: https://amzn.to/2LmSzjT

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2BrPREZ

PB: https://amzn.to/2R7f5Ck

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2EAebZj

PB: https://amzn.to/2EAe9AF

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2BrQkXL

PB: https://amzn.to/2ClDSum

Audio: https://amzn.to/2CmhVvr

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2R2uowb

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2Ezc5sV

PB: https://amzn.to/2EBxZvl

January 31st

Lass by Harloe Rae

Kindle: https://amzn.to/2CjDAEm

****ALL RELEASE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE****