Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Lady Reader Bookstuff Blog Tours Presents Traffick by Ellen Hopkins

The sequel to “Tricks,” Hopkins’ latest book follows five teenage victims of sex trafficking — from all walks of life and gender orientations — as they try to extricate themselves from their current situations and find a new way of life. 


Five teenagers from different parts of the country. Three girls. Two guys. Four straight. One gay. Some rich. Some poor. Some from great families. Some with no one at all. All living their lives as best they can, but all searching...for freedom, safety, community, family, love. What they don't expect, though, is all that can happen when those powerful little words "I love you" are said for all the wrong reasons.

Five moving stories remain separate at first, then interweave to tell a larger, powerful story -- a story about making choices, taking leaps of faith, falling down, and growing up. A story about kids figuring out what sex and love are all about, at all costs, while asking themselves, "Can I ever feel okay about myself?" 



I have one word for this book after reading it "REALITY"

This is a story about five teenagers who have had some things in their life happen to them and they just don't know how to handle it. So decide that they are going to turn Tricks on the street to get the feeling they are looking for.

I have to say that Ellen had me crying, laughing and yelling at the kids because I wanted them to have a better life and make better choices and for one of the characters I could related to her.

What kept coming to mind is if you love someone and let them go, if they love you truly love you they will come back.

About The Book:

TRAFFICK (Tricks, #2) By: Ellen Hopkins 

Release Date: November 3, 2015

 Pages: 528 

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Five teens victimized by sex trafficking try to find their way to a new life in this riveting companion to the New York Times bestselling Tricks from Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank. 

In her bestselling novel, Tricks, Ellen Hopkins introduced us to five memorable characters tackling these enormous questions: Eden, the preacher’s daughter who turns tricks in Vegas and is helped into a child prostitution rescue; Seth, the gay farm boy disowned by his father who finds himself without money or resources other than his own body; Whitney, the privileged kid coaxed into the life by a pimp and whose dreams are ruined in a heroin haze; Ginger, who runs away from home with her girlfriend and is arrested for soliciting an undercover cop; and Cody, whose gambling habit forces him into the life, but who is shot and left for dead.

And now, in Traffick, these five are faced with the toughest question of all: Is there a way out? How these five teenagers face the aftermath of their decisions and experiences is the soul of this story that exposes the dark, ferocious underbelly of the child trafficking trade. Heart wrenching and hopeful, Traffick takes us on five separate but intertwined journeys through the painful challenges of recovery, rehabilitation, and renewal to forgiveness and love. All the way home.

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Traffick where to begin on this amazing book. I mean in Tricks the first book Ellen had me at the edge of my seat. She had me laughing, crying, screaming and most of all hurting because this is reality for some teens.

I have seriously thought about opening up a ranch and saving teens who have been the sex trade. For the Preachers daughter Eden turning tricks in Vegas was fun at first but the funness started to wear off and she was rescued by a child prostitution rescue center. It is here that she will have to struggle to change her life and get back some normalcy.

My man Seth living in a farm land was disowned by his father. Not only is he disowned and shunned but he has n money and no place to go. So he does what he has to and starts tricking for the money to survive.

Cody started gambling and winning and just knew he was going to be a great gambler until reality hit and he was losing more than winning. It forces him into a life that he does not want to do and to make matters worse he is shot and left for dead.

Ginger who is so in love with her girlfriend that she can't see any other way runs away with her and ends up tricking and busted for soliciting an under cover cop. Arrested and booked on soliciting she has no one to turn to. What is going to happen to her?

Whitney who has it all. She was born into privileged spoil and given everything is tricked by a pimp to trick herself out for them so they can get drugs. See being a heroine addict is very expensive. Whitney will soon see that her dreams are slipping right through her hands with every bit of Heroine she takes.

In the end these five teens will have to look at life and find out if there truly is a way out of this mess they have created.

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November 2nd – Batty for Books – Review

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November 3rd – Reads All The Books – Review

November 3rd – Christine Abee – Review

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November 4th – Bookish Lifestyle – Guest Post

November 4th– A Diary Of A Book Addict – Review 

November 4th– Beauty's Library – Review/Author Interview

November 5th – KDH Reviews – Review 

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November 6th – Book Chic – Review

November 6th – The Power of Three Readers – Review 

November 9th– Reading Junky's Reading Roost – Review 

November 9th – Backseats and Airports – Review 

November 10th – Journeys & Life – Review

November 10th – heyheyheyjackie – Review 

November 10th – Books and Ladders – Review 

November 10th – Bookish Lifestyle – Review 

November 11th– Reading Is Better With Cupcakes – Review

November 11th – Heather Ann's Book Reviews – Review

November 11th – She Reads New Adult – Review 

November 12th – BookAHolics Anonymous – Review

November 12th – Erin Fanning – Guest Post 

November 13th – Heather Harlen – Random Ten’s List

November 13th – Alec John Belle – Review 

November 13th – Confessions of a Kid-lit Lover – Review 

November 13th – Melissa Martin's Reading List – Review / Interview 

November 13th – The Phantom Paragrapher – Review 

November 13th – Teen Librarian Toolbox – Review / Interview 

November 13th – Miranda's Book Blog – Guest Post 

About The Author:

Ellen Hopkins is a poet, freelance writer, and the award-winning author of twenty nonfiction titles and five NY Times Bestselling novels-in-verse. She has published hundreds of articles on subjects ranging from aviation to child abuse to winegrowing. Ellen mentors other writers through her position as a regional adviser for the Nevada chapter of the Society of Children√ïs Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She is a regular speaker at schools; book festivals and writers conferences across the US, and now throughout the world. 

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Monday, November 2, 2015

InkSlinger Presents Release Day Launch for LEVELED by Jay Crownover

We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for LEVELED by Jay Crownover! LEVELED is a Contemporary Romance novella in The Saints of Denver Series being published by HarperCollins. This amazing novella releases TODAY, so be sure to grab your copy now!


He reached out and shut the medical file in front of him and leaned back in his chair. His eyebrows arched up, and he laced his fingers together and put his index fingers under his chin. “What exactly are you after, Mr. Voss?” His voice was smooth and modulated. I was a disaster, a bundle of nerves and anxiety, and this dude was acting like we were talking about the weather, not my entire life and everything I had ever worked my ass off for. Defiantly I spread my legs apart and slumped back in the chair across from him, making it a point to affect a posture that was as casual as his was professional.

 I had on a faded DPD T-shirt and a pair of jeans with a hole in the knee, and both were a little baggy since I’d lost some of my bulk being laid up in the hospital after the accident. If the guy across from me was a cherry-red Ferrari, then I was a rusted-out and battered John Deere tractor in comparison. “I want my life back, Mr. Frederick. I want to be able to move the way I used to. I want to pass the department physical so I can go back on patrol. I want to be able to walk without needing a crutch or a cane. I want to be the way I was before I got hurt.” 

I was asking for the impossible and I knew it. “And please call me Dom.” He dipped his chin down a little, and the edge of his mouth tilted up in a slight grin. Damn the man was good-looking. I blew out a breath and lifted up my hands to run them over the top of my shorn hair. I was hanging on to my sanity by a thread and my unexpected reaction to the guy that I was hanging every hope I had left on wasn’t helping matters. “All right, Dom. You can call me Lando. That’s what my friends call me.” I felt one of my eyebrows shoot up. “Are we going to be friends?” 

Don’t miss a Sneak Peek of BUILT, the first full-length novel in the Saints of Denver Series, in the back of LEVELED!


We all need a hero...let the Saints of Denver begin. Orlando Frederick knows what it is to be leveled by pain. 
Instead of focusing on his own, he’s made it his mission to help others: sports stars, wounded war vets, survivors of all kinds. 
But when Dom, a rugged, damaged, sinfully attractive cop makes his way into Lando’s physical therapy practice, he might be the biggest challenge yet.
 Lando loved one stubborn man before and barely survived the fallout. 
He’s not sure if he can do it again. 

Dominic Voss is a protector. 
The police badge he wears is not only his job, it’s his identity, so when he’s sidelined because of an injury, the only thing he cares about is getting back on the force. 
He expects Lando to mend his body, he just doesn’t realize the trainer will also have him working towards a hell of a lot more. 
As attraction simmers and flares, Dom sees that Lando needs repair of his own...if only the man will let him close enough to mend what's broken.

About Jay Crownover:

 Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men and The Point series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Award winning Author Cyndi Faria is back with her successful Whisper Cove series!

Award winning Author Cyndi Faria is back with her successful 

Whisper Cove series! 

Spirit Returned reunites former lovers Mason and Katrina for a magical journey. The two are challenged with breaking the curse that haunts the families of Whisper Cove. But, can their love overcome the heartache of their past? 

“Faria’s Whisper Cove series blends compelling suspense with an engaging romance!”

-New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Virna DePaul

Open your heart to the road home...

The exciting continuation of the Whisper Cove series continues with Mason and Katrina's story....

Mason Jayme is rumored to be a healer and the one prophesized to save his hometown of Whisper Cove from an ancient Lover’s Curse. Until that curse is broken, however, he has no business taking a lover—a lesson harshly learned after Mason sleeps with his first love, Katrina Rendon. Believing he’s the reason Katrina was burned and scarred, Mason leaves Whisper Cove, rejecting any notion he can be good for anyone, let alone a whole town.

Katrina was far more devastated by Mason’s rejection than the injuries she sustained in a fire. She wants nothing to do with him—until her father falls ill, and the only way to save him is with Mason’s healing skills. When Mason returns to Whisper Cove, he promises not only to help her father but to help Katrina open her burn victim retreat. Once reunited, the passion between Katrina and Mason sparks higher than ever.

But, when Katrina’s soul is threatened by an Original Spirt who has claimed Mason’s body as his own, she’s caught in a whirlwind of spirit possessions and secret rituals. This time, Mason’s ready to risk death by fire in order to save Katrina and their love. 

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If you love a tale with courageous heroes and heroines, where their unconditional love for each other gives them strength to defeat their inner demons, Cyndi Faria invites you to enter the pages of her romances and find happily ever after.

An engineer turned romance writer whose craving for structure is satisfied by plotting heartwarming contemporary and compelling paranormal romance stories with a dash of mystery and a touch of American folklore, 

“Cyndi Faria writes with passion and her stories touch the heart” –New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Virna DePaul.

Cyndi is giving one lucky winner a $20 Amazon Gift Card. Another lucky winner will receive a pair of nickel-free sterling silver running horse earrings. Enter using the Rafflecopter below.

Cover Reveal For Game Winner by Collette West Coming Out On December 04, 2015

Game Winner
by Collette West
Release: December 4, 2015
Genres: Sports Romance, New Adult


Playing center field for the New York Kings, Jake Woodbury has one of the most prestigious jobs in all of sports. To the world, he's the good-looking, soft-spoken minister's son who’s survived celebrity without a hint of scandal. But, inside, he's reeling from a secret that seems destined to haunt him forever.

Scarlett Moore is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, famous for singing about her celebrity ex-boyfriends. The CEO of her record label has carefully honed her provocative image since she was fifteen. Sex sells, and Scarlett’s well aware that it takes more than talent to stay on top.

One thing is clear: She’s the last thing Jake needs. And he’s the do-gooder jock she should avoid at all costs. But when the game begins, all bets are off. 


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Lady Reader Bookstuff Blog Tours Presents His Touch & Nothing Left To Burn By Patty Blount Review Tour Stop

About His Touch:

HIS TOUCH By: Patty Blount Publisher

 Tule Publishing

 Release date: June 29, 2015

 Pages: 168

When a surly paramedic finds Kara Larsen's lost toddler, only to berate her for failing to mind her
child, Kara is embarrassed and relieved she'll never have to deal with that jerk again.

 Doesn't he know being a single mom is a lot harder than it looks?!

 But when baby Nadia has trouble breathing one night, Kara's frantic 911 call brings that same jerk right to her door... FDNY paramedic Reid Bennett has a compulsion to help frantic parents.

But after the way he over-reacted to the beautiful woman in the department store that day, she wants nothing to do with him.

 But it's not his fault he keeps running into her all over the city...

When Kara bumps into Reid for the third time in a week, she can't help but wonder if the mom she lost in 2001 is playing matchmaker.

As Kara and Reid form a cautious friendship, he quickly becomes baby Nadia's favorite person.

 But Reid has no interest in long-term commitment, or so he thought.

So when Nadia's father calls out of the blue and Kara agrees to see him, Reid realizes he has some triage to do if he hopes to keep his girls...

My Review:

First I have to say that Patty Blount knows her stuff. This book is so full of emotions and friendships that turn into more. 

You have a single mom trying to raise her daughter by herself when something happens to her daughter and the Paramedic who helps her daughter lashes out at the mother that she is pissed and mortified that this man who doesn't even know her has the audacity to yell at her and tell her how to be a good mother.

Then all is forgotten and Kara must call 911 again for her daughter. When the Paramedics arrive she dam near dies because it is him. Mr Rude the lecturer but all she is thinking is how gorgeous he is and how she would like to get to know him better.

Will the Paramedic and The Single mom come together? Or will the fire burn out.

About Nothing Left to Burn :


By: Patty Blount

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Release date: August 4, 2015

Pages: 336

Reece’s father hasn’t spoken to him since the car wreck that killed Reece’s brother.

 Desperate for forgiveness, Reece joins the Junior Cadet program at his dad’s firehouse.

But the program is grueling, and Reece isn’t sure he can make it through.

Then he meets Amanda.

 Amanda understands wanting to belong.

 As a foster kid, the firehouse is the only place that feels like home.

 She agrees to help Reece, but falling for him wasn’t part of the deal.

 And when a string of arsons suddenly point to Amanda, their relationship could go up in flames.

My Review:

Nothing Left To Burn had me on the corner of me seat. This story has it all from loss to love to hatred to learning to move on in order to live.

Matt and Reece are brothers one year apart in age. They do everything together except for one thing. That one thing is that Matt and his father do fire fighting together. Then one night something tragic happens to the brothers that will tare this family apart.

Matt passes away at the age of 18 in a horrific accident and Reece is to blame. The family falls apart and the only thing keeping Reece sane is his mother. he loves his mother no matter what and will do anything for her. So when his best friend and his mother tell him to follow in his brother's footsteps and become a firefighter he is scared to death to apply as a volunteer firefighter.

He finally makes up his mind and goes to the fire department to sign up. Once he arrives he sees one girl there who right away hates him. But Reece is determined to fulfill his brother's last wish.

About the Author:
Powered by chocolate, Patty Blount is the award-winning author of novels for teens including Some Boys (2015 Firecracker Award winner, 2015 Rita Award Finalist, 2015 Bookseller's Best Award Finalist), TMI, and SEND, as well as contemporary holiday romances, A Match Made at Christmas and its sequel, His Touch.

Tour Schedule:

October 26th – Christine Abee – Review His Touch & Nothing Left To Burn

October 27th – Lady Reader's Bookstuff - Tiffany – Review His Touch

October 28th – A Diary of A Book Addict – Review His Touch & Nothing Left To Burn

October 29th – Atomic Pirate Girl's Book Worm Booty – Review His Touch

October 29th – Bookish Lifestyle – Review His Touch & Nothing Left To Burn

October 30th – Lady Reader's Bookstuff - Tiffany – Review Nothing Left To Burn

October 30th – Heather Ann's Book Reviews – Review His Touch & Nothing Left To Burn

October 30th – The Phantom Photographer – Review His Touch & Nothing Left To Burn

October 30th – Melissa Martin's Reading List – Review His Touch 


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Friday, October 16, 2015

Around The World ARC Tours Presents Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo


Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. 

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. 

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.



Okay fans of this book please don't kill me for this review. 

I am going to start off with the things I liked.I loved the book cover because it is stunning. I loved the world maps and illustrations inside the book.

Then I started reading chapter one and I had issues because I was not sure what was going on and who was who. So I read chapter one a couple times and then went on to chapter two and three then I got to four and realized I had no idea what I had just read.

I put the book down for a few days and tried again and lord I am so sorry but I just could not read this book because I couldn't get into it. I had my local library order it so I can try and re-read it and I will keep everyone posted. But for now this one is just not for me.

About The Author:

Leigh Bardugo is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Grisha Trilogy: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band. Her new book, Six of Crows, arrives fall 2015.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Lady Reader Book Tours Presents A Virtual Book Tour: A Novel Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican

About The Book:

Brutal Youth

By: Anthony Breznican

Publication Date: June 2, 2015

Genres: Fiction

Paperback: 432 pages

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Three freshmen must join forces to survive at a troubled, working-class Catholic high school with a student body full of bullies and zealots, and a faculty that's even worse in Anthony Breznican's Brutal Youth.

With a plunging reputation and enrollment rate, Saint Michael’s has become a crumbling dumping ground for expelled delinquents and a haven for the stridently religious when incoming freshman Peter Davidek signs up. On his first day, tensions are clearly on the rise as a picked-upon upperclassmen finally snaps, unleashing a violent attack on both the students who tormented him for so long, and the corrupt, petty faculty that let it happen. But within this desperate place, Peter befriends fellow freshmen Noah Stein, a volatile classmate whose face bears the scars of a hard-fighting past, and the beautiful but lonely Lorelei Paskal —so eager to become popular, she makes only enemies. 

To even stand a chance at surviving their freshmen year, the trio must join forces as they navigate a bullying culture dominated by administrators like the once popular Ms. Bromine, their embittered guidance counselor, and Father Mercedes, the parish priest who plans to scapegoat the students as he makes off with church finances. A coming-of-age tale reversed, Brutal Youth follows these students as they discover that instead of growing older and wiser, going bad may be the only way to survive.

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High School is such a happy time and a sad time depending on who you are. High is like a hierarchy your are at the top, middle, or bottom. Depending on who you are you could be bullied or you could be the bullier. This book brought out so much for me because I was bullied in Elementary School and my daughter was bullied in Elementary school and now my son is in high a Freshman and he is being threatened by a kid who has older friends. It has gotten to the point where my son has had to fight a boy. 

When my son came home that day and told me what he had done all I could think about was Peter and how all he wants to do is stay out of trouble. It is amazing to me that children feel the need to bully others for no reason. This book should be a must read for every eighth grader entering in to high school no matter whether the school is public or private they should be told it is a must read book. Then when school starts they should have an anti bullying seminar for all classes.

I loved this book and laughed and cried and at sometimes thought the title is a great title because at times the characters had a brutal time. 

“If you thought high school was hell, has Anthony Breznican got a story for you…Every bully who stalked you, every sadistic teacher who ever terrified you, every stupid prank, every hopeless crush and false friend: they’re all here, along with a few kids who hang together and try to do the right thing in a brutal environment? By turns funny and terrifying, Brutal Youth is an unputdownable tour-de-force, a Rebel Without a Cause for the 21st century.”— Stephen King 

About The Author:

Anthony Breznican was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. He has worked as a reporter for The Arizona Republic, Associated Press, and USA Today. Anthony is currently a senior staff writer for Entertainment Weekly, covering Star Wars, Marvel, the Oscars, and whatnot. Brutal Youth is his first novel.

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October 5th– Christine Abee – Review 

October 5th– Ramblings of a Perpetual New Girl – Review / Interview 

October 5th– Reads All the Books – Review 

October 6th– Marla Miller – Author Interview 

October 6th – Heather Ann's Book Reviews – Review 

October 6th – Baps Book Blog – Guest Post 

October 7th – Pixie Vixen Book Reviews – Review 

October 7th – A Universe in Words – Review 

October 8th – Bookish Babes – Review 

October 8th – Karin Baker – Review 

October 8th – The Pirate Tree – Review

October 8th – Bookish Lifestyle – Review 

October 9th – Melissa Martin's Reading List – Review / Interview 

October 9th – A Diary Of A Book Addict – Review 

October 9th – Triple T Tots Tweens and Teens – Review 

October 9th – Dizneeee's World of Books – Review

October 9th – Fangirlish – Review

“Surprise, surprise—the good guys don’t always win. Sometimes, they’re lucky if they just get to keep on being the good guys.”

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