Book Tags

BOOK TAG: Summer Scariest (not as scary as you think)

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I saw this tag on Sweet Things on tumblr, who found it on EmmmaBooks’ BookTube channel and thought it looked fun. But, since I don’t read too much horror, there likely will be a variety of different genres mixed in here. Sorry if you came here anticipating the horror!

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Blog Tours & Events

COVER REVEAL: Wayward Stars by Mary Fan

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It’s cover reveal day for Wayward Stars (Starswept, #2) by Mary Fan! This sweeping sequel to the award-winning YA sci-fi novel Starswept will be released on February 26, 2019 by Snowy Wings Publishing. The cover features photography by Roberto Falck, with graphic design by Streetlight Graphics.

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Title: Wayward Stars (Starswept, #2)
Author: Mary Fan
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Publication Date: February 26, 2019
Cover Art: Roberto Falck (photography), Streetlight Graphics (design)

[Warning: Since Wayward Stars is a sequel, the book’s description may spoil some plot points for the first book in the series, Starswept.]

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Sing your truth. Defend your dream. Defy your stars.

A month has passed since Iris joined an underground rebel group to save Dámiul from the brutal prison he was sent to for fighting back against his world’s oppressive system. Here, conformity and compliance are enforced through telepathy, and Earthling performers are brainwashed into absolute obedience.

Word of a merciless crackdown on those who sympathize with their cause leaves both Iris and Dámiul yearning for action. Determined to liberate her kind, Iris volunteers to return to her former patrons and covertly recruit supporters.

A raid on their hideout catapults her plan into action sooner than expected and forces her to leave Dámiul behind. After persuading the authorities that she’d been telepathically manipulated into helping him, Iris assumes the role of a dutiful musician while secretly spreading whispers of a possible uprising among her fellow performers. But the authorities always seem to be one step ahead, and anyone who defies them is swiftly mind-wiped.

Soon, Iris is forced to confront a horrifying fact: there’s a traitor among them. Desperately clinging to her cover, she races to find out who before her true loyalties are discovered—and the search leads her to an unthinkable answer.

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: Three Months to Forever by Hudson Lin

SUMMARY

40601876Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 20, 2018
Received From: Review copy as part of the author’s ARC team

Ben is looking for an adventure when he accepts a temporary assignment in Hong Kong, but he never anticipates how his life might change when he meets a sophisticated, intriguing man named Sai. Their initial attraction is sizzling and soon grows into more as Sai takes Ben on a tour of the city’s famous landmarks and introduces him to the local cuisine. Sai stimulates Ben’s intellect and curiosity, and for jaded corporate lawyer Sai, Ben’s innocent eagerness is a breath of fresh air. It would be so easy to fall in love….

But nothing is that simple. Sai’s job forces him to do things that violate his morals, and the difficult dynamics with his family is a major obstacle to any lasting relationship with Ben. Back in Toronto, Ben’s father is ill, and can he really leave behind his home for a man he’s only known a short time? With the clock ticking, they must decide whether to risk it all and turn three months into forever.

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Book Tags

BOOK TAG: Dreamy Book Covers

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Up on the blog today is the ‘Dreamy Book Covers Tag’. This tag was created by the lovely Tiana @ The Book Raven. Tiana also created the stunning graphic for this tag. I found it on my lovely friend Ash’s blog, Wild Heart Reads, and thought it looked like fun!

The Rules:
1. Thank the lovely person who tagged you, spread the love!
2. Mention me Tiana @ The Book Raven as the (insert adjective here) creater of this book tag!
3. Use the original tag image in your post. (However, Feel free to add whatever other graphics your heart desires!)
4. At least tag 1 fellow blogger for this tag. Even if your like me sometimes and feel a bit lazy 😉
5. List the rules

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Writer Wednesday

WRITER WEDNESDAY: A Guest Post by Kaelan Rhywiol

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Hi hi, good morning, everyone!

Welcome back for another exciting Writer Wednesday–today brought to you by Kaelan Rhywiol, whose newest book released just a few months ago! Xie is here today to talk about something that’s important for all authors to acknowledge–authorial envy–as well as ways to cope with your feelings!

It’s quite the interesting, informational post, so I hope you will enjoy Rhywiol’s post as much as I did!

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: Vivid by Gem Frost

SUMMARY

40660988Publisher: Self-pub
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Received From: Review requested by the author

In a world of soulmates, what happens when you fall in love with someone you weren’t destined for?

Newly promoted Nicholas Carson has just moved to an upscale neighborhood in a seaside town. But despite his new life, everything seems drab and dull and colorless until he meets Brylant Harrigan at a local bar one night. He’s never fallen for a guy before, but something about Bry seems strangely attractive, and hauntingly familiar. Nicholas is sure he’s straight, yet he can’t seem to stay away from the other man, as if they’re bound together somehow. There’s something about Bry that makes his formerly dull days seem brighter and more colorful. For the first time in Nicholas’ prosaic, ordinary life, everything seems vivid.

The only problem is that Bry’s just found his soulmate… and it isn’t Nicholas.

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ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: Counterpoint by Anna Zabo

SUMMARY

39675785Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: September 24, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

Twisted Wishes lead guitarist Dominic “Domino” Bradley is an animal onstage. But behind his tight leather pants and skull-crusher boots lies a different man entirely, one who needs his stage persona not only to perform, but to have the anonymity he craves. A self-imposed exile makes it impossible to get close to anyone outside the band, so he’s forced to get his sexual fix through a few hot nights with a stranger.

When computer programmer Adrian Doran meets Dominic, he’s drawn to the other man’s quiet voice and shy smile. But after a few dirty, demanding nights exploring Dominic’s need to be dominated, Adrian wants more than a casual distraction. He has no idea he’s fallen for Domino Grinder—the outlandish, larger-than-life rock god.

Dominic is reluctant to trust Adrian with his true identity. But when the truth is revealed prematurely, Dominic is forced to reevaluate both his need for Adrian and everything he believes about himself.

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