Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Lady Reader's Blog Tours Present League Of Elder Stenibelle By Ren Garcia Review Tour Stop

About The Book:
STENIBELLE by Ren Garcia Pages: 184 Date published: July 18, 2015 Publisher: Loconeal

THE 3rd TURN OF THE SHADOW TECH GODDESS The quest of Paymaster Stenstrom spans the planes, taking a bizarre turn in the 3rd universe, as there he is not an affluent man but a woman in desperate circumstances.

 Lady Stenibelle is imprisoned for her role in the Seeker Affair, is penniless, and her House of Belmont-South Tyrol is on the verge of extinction. Her spirit broken, Stenibelle is resigned to perform her sentence without fuss, do as she is told, and fade away in obscurity. 

 However, fate is not yet finished with her. Stenibelle is in the gaze of hidden benefactors with ulterior motives. People claiming to be her dear friends come forward, yet she does not know them. 

The Quests of the Shadow tech Goddess proceed, and she must discover the hero that lies within or face total oblivion. The disgraced 30th daughter of the House of Belmont will either be the final stake driven into its dying heart, or the ray of light that comes to save it and all else that follows.


Okay where to start with this book.... I loved it so much that I can't wrap my mind around the story and the characters. Not only was the writing great but the drawings in the story had me staring at them time and time again. 

This is a unique read for me because I usually don't read fantasy but my best friend asked me to read it and I said yes I would. To say that I am glad she had me read it is an understatement. There is so much adventure and twists and turns that at first I was like what the heck is going on but as I continued reading I realized that the main character had a special gift.

With this gift came a lot of different things and she soon learns that her gift causes her to become different people and she has done different things. As you are reading the story you become so captivated by the story and the drawings you can't help but want to turn the page to learn what is going to happen next.

If you love or even like fantasy this is the book for you. If you have never read fantasy this is your first must read fantasy book.

About The Author:

Ren Garcia is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio.

 He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. 

He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. 

Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood; he also has a passion for caving, urban archaeology and architecture. 

His books are published by Loconeal. 

He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, and their three dogs.

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September 21st – Christine Abee – Review 

September 21st – Marian Allen – Guest Post 

September 22nd – Melissa Martin's Reading List – Review

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September 25th – Room With Books – Playlist 

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Around The World ARC Tours Presents Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young Early Review


Stay Tonight. Stay Forever.

When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is drowning in his grief.

Audrey and her family only plan to stay the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating, extending their stay as it provides endless distractions—including handsome guest Elias Lange, who sends Audrey’s pulse racing. However, the hotel proves to be as strange as it is beautiful. Nightly fancy affairs in the ballroom are invitation only, and Audrey seems to be the one guest who doesn't have an invite. Instead, she joins the hotel staff on the rooftop, catching whispers about the hotel’s dark past.

The more Audrey learns about the new people she's met, the more her curiosity grows. She’s torn in different directions—the pull of her past with its overwhelming loss, the promise of a future that holds little joy, and an in-between life in a place that is so much more than it seems…

Welcome to the Ruby. 



I loved this story right from the start. I live in Massachusetts where there are several asylums and hotels and houses haunted. I was hooked right from page one and continued on reading through the night to see what happened.

This is a story about Audrey Casella and her family. She has just recently lost her mother and her father just simply can't handle life anymore. So he sends the Audrey and her brother Daniel to live with a grandmother they have never met. They stop to spend one night at the Ruby Hotel and this is where things weird things start to happen.

As she spends time in the hotel she starts to think there is something funny going on. She sees things and hears the gossip from the staff about the hotel but is it true or is it just rumors? Then she meets the handsome guest Elias Lange that makes her heart race because he is so gorgeous and she starts to forget her worries and fears and starts to think that maybe staying at the hotel isn't so bad after all.

Like the synopsis last sentence says Welcome To The Ruby...... will she stay or will she go.............. 

About The Author:

Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, NY, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order.

Suzanne is the author of several bestselling books, including THE PROGRAM, THE TREATMENT, THE REMEDY, THE EPIDEMIC, and HOTEL RUBY.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Lady Reader's Bookstuff Tours Presents Into The Dangerous World By Julie Chibbaro Review Tour

About The Book:

Into The Dangerous World By: Julie Chibbaro 

Artwork By: JM Superville Sovak 

Release Date: August 18, 2015 

Publisher: Viking/Penguin Pages: 352

Ror lives to draw—to her, it’s like breathing; it’s how she understands life. Raised on a Staten Island commune, she’s never attended a day of school, and knows little of the outside world. When her paranoid father burns down the commune with himself inside, Ror, her mother, and sister end up in a homeless residence in Manhattan. There, she runs into trouble—and love—with Trey, the leader of Noise Ink, a graffiti crew. 

 On the city’s streets, and in its museums and galleries, Ror finds herself pulled in different directions. Her father wanted her to make classic art. Noise Ink insists she stay within their lines. Her art teacher urges her to go to college.

 But what does she want?

 Ror’s soul-searching—expressed in remarkable drawings and sharp-edged prose, set in the gritty Manhattan of 1984—is cinematic in its scope, and its seamless blend of text and art makes Into the Dangerous World a groundbreaking event in young adult fiction.


First off I have to say that I love Graffiti. I mean it takes balls of steal to draw something in your heart somewhere you know your not supposed to. I live in Boston and I swear I could spend all day looking at all the great graffiti we have here. So when I saw this book was about graffiti and one girls journey I knew I had to read it. The only thing I wanted more of from this book is what happened to my girl Aurora AKA Ror.

Ror loves art and drawing. She spends her days and nights drawing things and painting things. She has no idea what the real world holds because she lives on a commune with her parents and sister. Her father is the leader of the commune and tells Ror to always remember her gift and keep on painting and drawing. Then one day something tragic happens and Ror and her mother and sister leave the commune and flee to Manhattan.

When they arrive in Manhattan they go to a shelter to stay until they can get an apartment. Ror definitely is out of her element as she has never been in the real world. It is here she will have to go to school and see graffiti every where. She loves it because the museums and art galleries show her so much more than she could have ever imagined. It was funny reading about her first day at school and what she thought of the other kids and how she felt being somewhere new.

Then she meets a bad boy you know the one your mother told you to stay away from well this is Trey. Lord he is such a bad boy plus he is the leader of Noise Ink a graffiti crew. She starts to graffiti with them and she soon finds herself in trouble. She is now faced with many options. She could follow her teachers advice and go to college or she could continue on her destructive path with Trey and the crew or she could listen to her father and follow the classics who are in the art museum. 

What will my girl Aurora do?

About The Authors:

Julie Chibbaro and Jean-Marc Superville Sovak are the husband and wife duo behind Into the Dangerous World (Viking 2015).

Julie Chibbaro was born into a family of artists, and also married one. She grew up in NYC during the explosion of graffiti art. She has written two historical novels, Redemption, which won the American Book Award, and Deadly, which won the National Jewish Book Award. JM Superville Sovak is half-Trini, half-Czech, half-Canadian. His fourth half is spent making art, for which he earned his M.F.A. from Bard College in NY. 

They both live in Beacon, NY.


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(While supplies last)

To qualify you must send proof of purchase to amydelrosso(at)gmail(dot)com.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Around The World ARC Tours Presents Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1) by Rae Carson


Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety?

Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical research. 



Walk On Earth is an amazing story that has American History of the gold mines with a dash of mystery and suspense in it. I do have to say that this book cover is kick arse. From the moment I started reading it I could not put it down. It brought me right back to the mining and coaling of the olden days.

This is a story about Leah "Lee" Westfall. She is living the american dream for a young girl but she holds a secret. She knows she has to hold her secret tight because her town does not like Native Americans or African Americans and they made it clear that they would not except difference or oddities from the town members. 

Lee's secret might be exposed because a man in the town wants her. He knows she possesses something special and he wants her to be his bride. So her family has decided to get her out of town. She dresses up as a boy and begins the long journey across the country. She is on the way to California where they have discovered gold. 

Lee has a special gift and this special gift could make her or break her. See she is a gold seer. She can sense gold. With this kind of gift she has to keep it secret or else everyone will be gunning for her and want her for their own use.

What will happen to Lee? Will she make it to California?

About The Author:

Short version:

 I’m a nerd. I write young adult novels full-time. I live in Arizona with my writer husband and two naughty kitties.

Reeeally Long Version: 

When I was three I was moved to tears by the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I felt so bad for Rudolph that I went through the picture book and scratched out his bright red nose to make him like all the other reindeer. It would be years before I realized that physical conformity was not the answer to my social problems.

When I was eight I cut my first class. I pretended I needed to use the bathroom and snuck over to the library to check out another Nancy Drew book. I lost track of time, got back to class late, and made up a story about being constipated.

I’ve been making up stories ever since. And it was sometime during my third grade year that I first told my parents I wanted to be a writer. They told me it was wonderful idea, but I needed to have a Plan B.

We moved a lot; I have attended nine schools. Some kids who move a lot learn to make friends fast, to be adaptable and flexible and brave. I wasn’t one of those. I entered middle school a very frightened little girl. It didn’t help that I developed a raging case of acne for the other kids to mock, or that I thought the best way to defend myself from social attack was to perfect a scathing offense. I was just like Rudolph, except meaner.

When seventh grade rolled around, I decided I’d had enough. I would figure out how to be cool or die trying. So, I tried out for the cheerleading squad.

I was clumsy and awkward. I had to work harder than everyone else to master the most basic moves. At the tryout, though, we could get extra points for making up the words to our own cheer. I knew I had to take advantage of this, my only possible strength. So while the other girls were yelling, “Go, Dolphins!” I started off with “United we stand, divided we fall!” I squeaked onto the team. At the time, I was convinced it was my moving and poetical cheer that clinched it for me.

Cheerleading changed my life. Seriously.

I learned how to be unafraid in front of the entire school. I learned how thrilling it was to entertain others. And I learned—very gradually and with a lot of messing up—that a little kindness goes a long way when you’re trying to work as a team.

I started off the worst cheerleader who ever lived. Because in addition to being bossy and uncooperative, I was taller than everyone else on my squad. So I got stuck in the back and on the end for most of our formations. Turns out, this provides a wonderful vantage for watching your team lose. And it turns out that when you are wrapped up in team play, you tend to miss a lot of cheerleading cues. So I was out of step with everyone most of the time.

But to this day, I love watching sports, particularly college football and basketball. (Go Ohio State Buckeyes!)

College was a huge improvement. I loved being surrounded by peers who valued thinking and introspection. I learned that you can be a hardcore academic and still paint the town on weekends. I had my first real boyfriend, and I was able to accept the rather stunning fact that I had swanned into something kind of nice. I highly recommend college.

During this time I traded in my pom-pons for a football. I played in the women’s flag league for four years. The first year, I broke three bones and my team tied for last place. The third year, we won the championship.

I was amazed at how even clumsy, unathletic women like us could make such improvements with nothing but hard work and the carefree attitude that if we were going to fail, we were going to do it spectacularly. I overcame my depth perception issues and learned to catch a long-bomb pass in the end zone with seconds left to play, for instance. I blame football for the fact that I tend to write about young women who overcome physical inadequacies to find the hero within.

I graduated college with a degree in Social Science–which qualified me to flip burgers–and a mound of education debt. I still didn’t know what I wanted to do when I grew up.

Well, that’s not true. I did know. I wanted to be a novelist. But that just wasn’t practical, and I had to come up with something else. I had to have a Plan B. So I tried bank tellering, secretarial work, customer service, inside sales, substitute teaching, data entry, logistics, and even machine shop-ing. I didn’t enjoy any of it.

In 2004, after quitting a very high paying job in a very toxic atmosphere, I decided to get serious about writing. It was the only thing I kept coming back to, the one thing that had held my interest over time and distance and lots of life change. So I joined the Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror where I met my future best friends, my future husband, and my calling.

I spent the next few years happily writing awful stuff. During this time, I got to know C.C. Finlay online, and after going on three real-life dates, I moved from California to Ohio to marry him. The writing became a lot less awful, and eventually I sold my first novel to Greenwillow/HarperCollins.

Hindsight is easy, I know, and writing about the awkwardness of adolescence is way easier than living it. But I can say unequivocally that although growing up is hard, it’s totally worth it. It’s possible to become your better self. And dreams, no matter how impractical, are made to be pursued.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Around The World ARC Tours Presents Zero Day by Jan Gangsei


Eight years ago, Addie Webster was the victim of the most notorious kidnapping case of the decade. Addie vanished—and her high-profile parents were forced to move on.

Mark Webster is now president of the United States, fighting to keep the oval office after a tumultuous first term. Then, the unthinkable happens: the president’s daughter resurfaces. Addie is brought back into her family’s fold, but who is this sixteen-year-old girl with a quiet, burning intelligence now living in the White House? There are those in the president’s political circle who find her timely return suspicious.

When the NSA approaches Darrow Fergusson, Addie’s childhood best friend and the son of the president’s chief of staff, he doesn't know what to think. How could this slip of a girl be a threat to national security? But at the risk of having his own secrets exposed by the powerful government agency, Darrow agrees to spy on Addie.

It soon becomes apparent that Addie is much more than the traumatized victim of a sick political fringe group. Addie has come with a mission. Will she choose to complete it? And what will happen if she does? 



I love a good scandal book where there is secrets, lies, and everything inbetween. Man I feel so privileged to have read this ARC. Once I started reading I could not stop reading it. It reminded me of so many TV shows I watch that I could not quite put my finger on which show it is.

In this story we meet Addie Webster who has been kidnapped as a child and held in some compound. Her parents who are high profile grieve for their daughter and continue to look for her for a while. As time goes on Addie's father becomes the President of The United States. Mark Webster has not had a good first term as the Republican's have one way and The Democrat's have another way. He is fighting like hell to keep the oval office position.

Then one day Addie shows up and everyone's world is turned upside down. Her return is very weird and at a bad time for her father as he is trying to get things in order and keep his Presidency. Not only does her family feel weary but her childhood best friend Darrow Fergusson is also weary of his best friends return. He is the son of the President's Chief and can't fathom what happened or what Addie went through.

Darrow has some skeleton's in his closet so when he is approached to spy on Addie he does. He knows he can't be exposed so he will do anything to keep his secrets a secret. Addie is considered a victim of a fringe political group but people around her are wondering is she is back as a mole with a mission to hurt them or is she back and ready to put her life behind her?

If she is back with a mission will she fulfill it or will she go rouge and run from the political group.......... 

About The Author:

Jan Gangsei grew up in the hills of Vermont, where she began her career as a journalist and photographer. After stints in Key West, New York City and Barbados, Jan finally settled with her family in Northern Virginia, where she writes full-time.

Her debut YA novel, ZERO DAY (Disney Hyperion 2015), is a political thriller set in her backyard of Washington, DC. 

She’s also the voice behind several middle-grade novels, including the WELCOME TO WEIRDSVILLE series (Little Brown UK 2013); and THE ROWE-GREENBEARDS MARVELOUS, MAGNIFICANT NOT AT ALL DANGEROUS TIME TRAVEL TOURS (Athena DE 2016).


Around The World ARC Tours Presents The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett


Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she's spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Leonardo da Vinci’s footsteps, she's ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

Jack is charming, wildly attractive . . . and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is—and tries to uncover what he’s hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in Beatrix’s own family’s closet tear them apart? 



First I have to say that this book really took me by surprise. I thought I was going to be reading a love story but what I got out of this story was so much more.What I got was a story where two people want something different from their lives. What they get is so much more from each other and the two take a journey where they think about what they want and the how to reach that goal. Plus they find out secrets that could crush them or keep them together.

Bex is an artist and she wants to spend the summer before senior year being like Leonardo Da Vinci and drawing cadavers. But as she is going to catch the bus she misses it. She is so nervous because she does not want to be on the late bus with all the creeps and weirdos. But she gets on the bus and that is where she meets Jack. 

Jack and Bex start to talk and find they have so much in common. As they spend more and more time together Bex suspects that Jack is something other than he says and wants to find out the real Jack but finding that out may uncover other secrets that could push them together or pull them apart.

What will happen to Jack and Bex........ 

About The Author:

Jenn Bennett is an artist and RITA-nominated author of the Arcadia Bell urban fantasy series (Kindling the Moon) and the Roaring Twenties romance series, including Bitter Spirits, which was chosen as one of Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014 and winner of RT Book Reviews Paranormal Romance Book of the Year, and Grave Phantoms—which was awarded RT's May Seal of Excellence for 2015. The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, (aka Night Owls in the U.K.) is her first YA contemporary romance. She lives near Atlanta with one husband and two evil pugs. Visit her at

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Around The World ARC Tours Presents Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon


This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.



Okay I first have to say this about this book. At first after reading the description I thought what a girl who has never left her house ever????? Is her parents crazy, is she crazy. Then I started to wonder where the author was going with this story and as I started to read I could not get enough of this story and the characters. My favorite character is Madeline and to watch her grow and realize what life is like with the aide of Olly her new friend is amazing.

Madeline has a hard life because she is allergic to the world and she can't leave her house. She has never been outside but she looks out the windows and watches people and the changing seasons. I have to say that this book really grabbed my heart as I have a nephew who is allergic to chicken and we found out after we gave him the chicken and he stopped breathing.

One day Madeline is looking out her room window and she sees a moving truck next door and sees this tall boy dressed all in black. She is curious about him and wants to get to know him but she can't because she is stuck in the house. Then her and Olly start talking and Madeline's life starts to change and she begins to see that the outside world is not the only thing that can hurt her but the secrets and lies her mother hides from her will change the way she will live her life from now on.

Will Madeline go outside or will she stay inside in her bubble life?

About The Author:

I believe in love. Really, truly. 

I'm kind of a hopeless romantic. 

I'm a proud member of the We Need Diverse Books team. 

In a former life I made jewelry. You can see some of it here

I love Karoake, but I cannot sing. I. Am. The. Worst. My song of choice is “Making Love out of Nothing at all” by Air Supply, because AIR SUPPLY. 

My husband makes custom notebooks. They are pretty popular. 

I hand write my first drafts. 

I keep all the empty pens. 

I was (am and always will be) a late bloomer. 

In a former life I was French. I could live entirely on wine & cheese. 

Or maybe Korean because I could live on Kimchi & Gablee too.