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Welcome to the Scavenger Hunt Tour for Reclaiming Shilo Snow by Mary Weber, in collaboration with Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction and JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK
 
Title:  Reclaiming Shilo Snow
Series: Evaporation of Sofi Snow, Book 2Author: Mary Weber
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Fiction
Release Date:  March 6, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy


She was far more capable than Earth’s leaders had accounted for—and they had no idea what she’d do next.


Known as a brilliant mind that could hack humanity’s darkest secrets, seventeen-year-old Sofi Snow is the most wanted teenager alive. She found her way to the icy, technologically brilliant planet of Delon to find Shilo, the brother everyone but Sofi believes is dead.


But as she and Ambassador Miguel partner to find her brother and warn those on Earth of Delon’s dark designs on humanity, Sofi’s memories threaten to overtake her, distorting everything she holds true. She knows the Delonese kept her in a dark, deceptive place . . . and destroyed a portion of her life. Now, the more they discover of Sofi’s past, the more Sofi feels herself unraveling—as each new revelation has her questioning the very existence of reality.


In this harrowing sequel to The Evaporation of Sofi Snow, Sofi and Miguel must trust each other and discover the secrets locked inside Sofi’s mind as the line between what’s real and what they imagine begins to slip away . . . threatening to take humanity with it.
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ABOUT MARY WEBER


Mary Weber is the award-winning HarperCollins author of the bestselling young adult Storm Siren Trilogy, and The Evaporation of Sofi Snow series. An avid school and conference speaker, Mary’s passion is helping others find their voice amid a world that often feels too loud. When she’s not plotting adventures involving tough girls who frequently take over the world, Mary sings 80’s hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands and the ocean. She gets nerdy at @maryweber.com, FACEBOOK @MaryWeberAuthor, INSTAGRAM @MaryWeberAuthor, and GOODREADS. 
 
CONNECT WITH MARY:  website │ facebook │ twitter │ instagram │ goodreads
SCAVENGER HUNT RULES
 
1. Be sure to stop at every stop to get the word/phrase as part of the hunt. You should find the phrase within the caption of their social media post or their blog post. Once you get the full phrase, enter it in the Rafflecopter entry form below. 
 
2. The tour landing page (this page) with the tour schedule and the Grand Prize entry form will be posted here and on JustRead Publicity Tour’s Campaign page.  
 
3. Stops will be posted no later than 6 PM EST on February 20, 2018. The Tour-Wide, Grand Prize Giveaway will be opened through 11:59 PM EST on February 24, 2018. Individual stops’ giveaways will be at the discretion of the hosts. 
 
4. Have fun and be sure to check out this series! It’s AWESOME! 
My Word is CEILING!

The grand prize giveaway is below but if you would like an additional opportunity to win an ecopy of the book, head over to my instagram

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GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY 
One U.S. winner will win: (1) Hardcover Copy of Evaporation of Sofi Snow, (1) Signed ARC of Reclaiming Shilo Snow, (1)With Music the World Evaporates Drawstring Backpack, (1) The Evaporation of Sofi Snow Earbuds. 
 




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Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
Pages: 465
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on February 6, 2018
Series: The Numair Chronicles #1
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic
Source: Finished Copy from Publisher

Arram. Varice. Ozorne. In the first book in the Numair Chronicles, three student mages are bound by fate . . . fated for trouble.

Arram Draper is a boy on the path to becoming one of the realm’s most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness–and for attracting danger. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the “leftover prince” with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram’s heart, Arram begins to realize that one day soon he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

In the Numair Chronicles, readers will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalín came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom’s future rests on the shoulders of a talented young man with a knack for making vicious enemies.

Act fast! The first printing of the hardcover includes a collector’s edition poster!



Tempests and Slaughter  is the first book in The Numair Chronicles by Tamora Pierce. Tempests and Slaughter is my first experience with a Tamora Pierce novel, but it will not be my last by a long shot. Before I get to my review, I wanted to first point out how absolutely beautiful the collectors edition is! I love all of the detail that went into the creation of this book- from the cover, to the poster to the beautiful map of the Tortall world. I really, really loved this book. The back describes it as the story of how Numair came to Tortall, but being new to the world it was just as really epic new fantasy.

Tempests and Slaughter is the story of three student mages- Arram, Varice and Ozorne. And…wait for it…they go to mage school!! Yes, you know this is right up my alley. The characters really shine in this story. The world is fascinating as well. I can’t wait to see the development as the problems progress and we get further into the plot of the series, but the characters were really the driving force throughout the novel. I can really see where the issues are starting to arise. Tempests and Slaughter was really interesting in the sense that we really got to see the characters grow up a ton. Arram was the youngest student in the school so watching him come into his own was great. He becomes more and more aware of the world around him. He also becomes more and more aware of the changes his friends are going through as they too grow up. All in all, this book is a really promising start to a series that I am sure is only going to get more interesting as it goes on.

Overall, Tempests and Slaughter was a really great start to a series I am really excited to read more in. There were a few times in first half of the book that I felt like the story dragged a bit, but it picked up a lot as it went on. I can’t wait to see how the characters and the world progress. There are some really serious and dark issues (like slavery) that are present in this world, so I am sure the books are only going to get darker and more intense as they go on. And I am so here for that! Bring on the next book Tamora Pierce!

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

2/1/2018- Fiction Fare– Review

2/2/2018- herbookstacks– Review

Week Two:

2/5/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

2/6/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Review

2/7/2018- Book-Keeping– Review

2/8/2018- Eli to the nth– Review

2/9/2018- LILbooKlovers– Review

Week Three:

2/12/2018- Jump Into Books– Review

2/13/2018- BookHounds YA– Review

2/14/2018- Jessabella Reads– Review

2/15/2018- YA Bibliophile– Review

2/16/2018- Nerdophiles – Review

Week Four:

2/19/2018- Book Briefs– Review

2/20/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

2/21/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader– Excerpt

2/22/2018- YA Books Central– Excerpt

2/23/2018- The Book Nut– Review

Week Five:

2/26/2018- A Backwards Story– Review

2/27/2018- The Book Shire– Review

2/28/2018- Falling Down The Book Hole– Excerpt

About Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce is a bestselling author of young adult fantasy books that break past the traditions of the fantasy genre to feature teenage girls as knights, wizards, and above all: heroes. A #1 New York Times bestseller and the recipient of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards award, Tamora has written over 30 books, including the upcoming TORTALL: A SPY’S GUIDE (Oct. 31, 2017) and TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER (Feb. 6, 2018).

Tamora was drawn to books from a young age. Raised in rural Pennsylvania, the child of a “long, proud line of hillbillies,” her family never had much. “We were poor, but I didn’t know it then. We had a garden where my folks grew fruit and vegetables and our water came from a well,” she explains. But one thing they did have was plenty of books. So Tamora read.

A self-proclaimed “geek,” she devoured fantasy and science fiction novels, and by the age of 12 was mimicking her literary idols and writing her own action-packed stories. It was thanks to her father that Tamora began writing. “He heard me telling myself stories as I did dishes, and he suggested that I try to write some of them down,” Pierce says.

But Tamora’s novels had one major difference: unlike the books she was reading, her stories featured teenaged girl warriors. “I couldn’t understand this lapse of attention on the part of the writers I loved, so until I could talk them into correcting this small problem, I wrote about those girls, the fearless, bold, athletic creatures that I was not, but wanted so badly to be.”

Seventeen years later, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, a brief career in teen social work and some time spent writing for radio, Tamora Pierce held true to her childhood crusade, and published ALANNA: THE FIST ADVENTURE, the first in a quartet about a valiant, young, female warrior. Pierce’s heroine struck a chord with readers across the country and quickly earned her a loyal following.

Now, with over 30 critically-acclaimed books to her name, Pierce lives in upstate New York with her husband Tim and their menagerie of nine cats, two birds, a flock of pigeons, various raccoons and squirrels, and one opossum. “It’s a pretty good life, if I do say so myself. Struggling along as a kid and even through my twenties, it’s the kind of life I dreamed of but never believed I would get. Yet here I am, after a lot of work, a lot of worry, a lot of care for details, and a massive chunk of luck, the kind that brought me such strong friends and readers. Pretty good for a hillbilly, yes? And I never take it for granted.”

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Nemesis by Brendan Reichs
Pages: 443
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers on March 21, 2017
Series: Project Nemesis #1
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Source: Finished Copy from Publisher

He killed me. He killed me not. He killed me.

It’s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased.

Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. Everything changes in an eye blink.

For the planet has a bigger problem. The Anvil, an enormous asteroid threatening all life on Earth, leaves little room for two troubled teens. Yet on her sixteenth birthday, as she cowers in her bedroom, hoping not to die for the fifth time, Min has had enough. She vows to discover what is happening in Fire Lake and uncovers a lifetime of lies: a vast conspiracy involving the sixty-four students of her sophomore class, one that may be even more sinister than the murders.



WOW, just wow! Nemesis is the first book in the young adult science fiction series, called Project Nemesis by author Brendan Reichs. I cannot stop thinking about this book! I loved so much about this novel, and even as I am typing this , I am itching to ditch my computer and grab my copy of the sequel so I can lock myself in a room and read read read. Nemesis is great for fans of science fiction, dystopians and mysteries. Let me break down what I enjoyed about Nemesis for you.

One I loved the msyterious vibe that Brendan Reichs created. This is a book that doesn’t give you a lot of answers off the bat, and it even leaves you with some unanswered questions. Which made me all the more excited to start book two, Genesis. There is a lot going on in this novel. And I loved that there were really two parallel plot lines featured, which kept me constantly wondering if or when they were going to merge or what direction the book was going to morph into.

First we have our main character, Min, who…wait for it…gets murdered every two years. Yes, you read that right. Every other year on her birthday the same man murders her. She then finds herself alive again several hours later. That fact alone made me pick up this book. I needed to know more. Why does this guy kill her repeatedly? How does she keep coming back to life? What the heck is going on?

But then we have the larger plot line of the asteroid threatening to destroy the earth, which understandably has everyone a bit worried. On top of all of this, we have secrets galore, awesome main characters ( I will admit that a few of the secondary characters fell a little flat for me at times, but the plot more than made up for that.) and a plot that will have you turning the pages as fast as your eyes can read because you just need to know what is going to happen next. Simply put, Nemesis had me riveted from start to finish. I loved this book and I cannot wait to dive into Genesis. Bravo, Brendan Riechs!

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NEMESIS
WEEK ONE
2/12 – Gladiator Glory – Review + Playlist
2/13 – Take Me Away to A Great Read – Q&A
2/14 – Read It and Weep – Playlist
2/15 – Book Briefs – Review + Instagram Post
WEEK TWO
2/19 – Books, Vertigo and Tea – Spotlight + Playlist
2/20 – Polish and Paperbacks – Review
2/21 – Blots of Ink and Words – Review
2/22 – Never Too Many To Read – Review
GENESIS
WEEK ONE
3/5 – HeatherBloggs – Review + Author Guest Post – ’10 Things I Wish I New About Being a Published Author When I First Started Writing’
3/6 – Pagetravels – Creative Video: “Fictional Characters I’d Want with Me during the Apocalypse”
3/7 – YA and Wine – Review
3/8 – Here’s to Happy Endings – Review + Moodboard
WEEK TWO
3/12 – Mundie Moms – Review
3/13 – YA Books Central – Playlist
3/14 – It Starts at Midnight – Review
3/15 – Tara’s Book Addiction – Spotlight
 WEEK THREE
3/20 – Lo’s Lo Down on Books – Review + Q&A 
3/21 – Flying Paperback – Review
3/22 – Vicky Who Reads – Review + Creative
3/23 – Coffee, Cocktails, and Books – Review + Author Q&A 
About Brendan Reichs

Brendan Reichs was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2000 and The George Washington University School of Law in 2006. After three long years working as a litigation attorney, he abandoned the trade to write full time. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, son, daughter, and a herd of animals that tear up everything.

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Layover by Amy Andelson, Emily Meyer
Pages: 272
Published by Crown Books for Young Readers on February 6th 2018
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher

Flynn: At first we were almost strangers. But ever since I moved to New York, Amos was the one person I could count on. And together we were there for Poppy. (I mean, what kind of parents leave their kid to be raised by a nanny?) I just didn’t expect to fall for him—and I never expected him to leave us.

Amos: I thought I was the only one who felt it. I told myself it was because we were spending so much time together—taking care of Poppy and all. But that night, I could tell she felt it, too. And I freaked out—you’re not supposed to fall for your stepsister. So I ran away to boarding school. I should have told her why I was leaving, but every time I tried, it felt like a lie.

One missed flight was about to change their lives forever….



Layover is a young adult contemporary novel by authors Amy Andelson & Emily Meyer. I love a great sibling story, which is exactly what I got with Layover. Layover follows three step-siblings- Amos, Flynn & Poppy. Layover felt refreshing and delightfully “not canned”. I really enjoyed the emotional themes explored as well as the dynamic between the characters. There is a romance as well, but it didn’t take over the story and best of all, it didn’t take anything away for our three main characters and the other things they are going through.

Layover is told in the point of views of Poppy, Amos and Flynn. I really liked this multiple perspective format. It was great to see the rotating chapters because we got to delve deeper into what each of the siblings were going through. Let’s start with Flynn. Flynn’s mom has just passed away, so she goes to live with her father and step-mom, which is Amos and Poppy’s mother. Then we have Amos, who escaped to boarding school to run away from his budding feelings for Flynn. Amos definetly had a certain brooding quality about him, so if you are a fan of that, Amos will be your guy! I actually really liked Amos. And finally, we have little Poppy, who is the youngest, and who suffers from severe anxiety. It is Poppy who finds out what her parents plan to tell the three of them in Bora Bora.

The story picks up with the siblings missing their flight, because they know bad news is waiting for them when they get to their parents. Instead they decide to go off on an adventure of sorts, just the three of them. I think I loved Poppy most of all. I thought her issues at school made her seem very relateable and I loved that her voice felt very age appropriate. I enjoyed Flynn and Amos’ chapters as well, but there were times that Flynn got on my nerves a bit. Nothing big though.

For me the shining part of the book was just watching the three characters interact and be there for one another. I loved how both Flynn and Amos were there for Poppy. You can tell the three of them genuinely care about one another. Plus, the ending was excellent. I thought it was wrapped up perfectly. Totally satisfying. If you like books that are heavily character driven and focus on the relationships between the characters, Layover is a book I think you should check out. I liked this one. It was good quick read for me. Also, isn’t the cover just fabulous?! I am completely in love with it.

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ROMANOV by Samaire Provost
Pages: 268
Published by Black Raven Books on January 24, 2018
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Source: eARC from Author

In an abandoned warehouse in Manhattan, two enemies battle to the death, while outside, a malevolent entity watches and waits and plots, eager for blood. On an island in the heart of Seattle, an immortal princess struggles to lead a normal life just as a flood of terrifying creatures starts to pour in through a portal that should not be there. A young man meets a classmate while walking home from the college library, and embarks on the most dangerous adventure he’s ever known – will he survive? A deranged madman hunts the girl he’s lusted after for a century, in a relentless pursuit for vengeance. A prehistoric, mythical beast jealously guards a primeval land, which is leaking into present-day Seattle. A sweet, forbidden passion blossoms between two lovers who steal moments whenever they can, while unbeknownst to them, they’re hunted by a deadly creature.

A royal family threatened at its weakest – yet lethal in its own right – is stalked by an ancient evil that will not rest until they are utterly destroyed: a nightmare incarnate that has waited millions of years for revenge threatens the very existence of the young lovers and their family in this modern gothic tale.

Will they prevail?

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.


Romanov is a new adult paranormal by Samaire Provost. It has been a while since I have read a paranormal featuring vampires, but I was in the mood for one, so I decided to check out Romanov. I have seen a few people indicate that they were unsure that vampires were being featuring in this story, so you have been warned. This novel is about vampires. It is a feuding families type story with lots of moving parts and lots of vampires. I liked this story. It felt mysterious and it was an atmospheric read, but overall it didn’t blow me away. Don’t get me wrong, it was good. But it was lacking something to push it up over the top in my book. But let me tell you what I did like and you can see if it would be a read you would enjoy.

If you are a fan of paranormals featuring vampires, then you will really like Samaire’s take on these creatures of the night. I found them to be really interesting, especially with the animal element. I also really liked how many different characters there are in Romanov. The beginning of the book can feel a little scattered because we are jumping around meeting the different members of the different families and the various players in the story, but you fall into the author’s groove after a while and everything becomes easier to understand.

My favorite two aspects of the book were the setting and the monster Samaire Provost created. The setting in manhattan was the perfect backdrop for creatures of the night and the monster was truly scary. With so many characters moving around the various plotlines, I didn’t really know which direction the story was going to veer off into, which was pretty exciting for me. I liked the unknown of Romanov. It all added up to a very atmospheric read. One that I enjoyed, but didn’t fall fully in love with. If you enjoy atmospheric reads with creepy monsters and feuding families, check out Romanov.

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About Samaire Provost

Samaire Provost lives in California with her husband and son.
Her love of paranormal stories, odd plots, and unique tales as well as the works of Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Susan Cooper, Madeleine L’Engle and Stephen King has deeply influenced her writing.

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Love Between Enemies by Molly E. Lee
Pages: 221
Published by Entangled: Crush on January 8, 2018
Series: Grad Night #2
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher

Zoey Handler is ready to put an end to her decade-long rivalry with Gordon Meyers. They’ve traded top spot between valedictorian and salutatorian for years, but all that’s over now. Right? But after a crazy graduation speech prank gets out of hand, suddenly their rivalry turns into all-out war. Time to make peace with a little friendly payback.

Step one? Make him believe they’re now friends.

Step two? Show him the time of his life at an epic graduation party.

Step three? Don’t fall for his tricks.

Step four? Absolutely, positively, do not kiss him again.

So what if he’s cute? (Okay, hot.) So what if he’s charming? (Heaven help her, tempting.) So what if he apologizes? (That has to be fake.) She knows the real Gordon. And no matter how much her heart begs her to stop, there’s no turning back.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains one epic party, complete with every high-schoolers-gone-bad shenanigan, and two rivals who discover maybe they could be something much more…if only they’d stop fighting long enough to notice it.



Love Between Enemies is the second book in the Grad Night series by Molly E. Lee. The Grad night series is a set of interconnected standalones that follow a group of friends on the night of their high school graduation. I really love the idea behind this series because all three of the books basically happen over the same weekend, so we get to see lots of character overlap and scene overlap from different perspectives in the different books. But each of the books does read as a standalone, so you don’t have to read the series in order. Each one will follow a different couple. The Grad Night series falls squarely in the young adult age group, and I think it is great for readers of all young adult and adult ages. I loved Love Between Enemies. It was super cute and a ton of fun.

Love Between Enemies follows our two main characters, Zoey and Gordon. Zoey and Gordon are number one and two in their senior class respectively and they are always competing with each other for the top spot in various projects, awards and achievements. What I loved the most about Zoey and Gordon is that they are so evenly matched, and they push each other to be better. Plus, they have that whole rivalry thing going on which I really love. Throw in some revenge into the mix and you have a story, that while predictable (in a good way) is a whole lot of fun!

Zoey and Gordon also have one of the cutest rituals between the two of them. There is this little stuff animal, called branch. They share him. Whenever one of them beats the other person at something, they pass Branch along to the “loser”. The loser gets to keep branch until they beat the other one at something else. It was really kind of adorable. Zoey and Gordon are both very type A, and they each have different motivations for trying to be the best. We get to learn a lot more about each of them as people throughout the course of the story. Neither one of them are perfect, and each of them take their various revenge plots a bit too far, but the overall storyline of Love Between Enemies was satisfying. I really loved Zoey and Gordon’s journey. It made me want to read the next book in the Grad Night series very badly! Love Between Enemies was a great feel good romance between two rivals. I loved reading about their love story.

 

About Molly E. Lee

Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her romance novels, the Grad Night series and the Love on the Edge series. Molly writes Adult and Young Adult contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores.

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Today we have the sales blitz for THE DARCY BROTHERS BOX SET by Alix Nichols. I’m excited to share this fantastic contemporary romance set with you—grab your copy today!

Title: THE DARCY BROTHERS BOX SET

Author: Alix Nichols

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 About The Darcy Brothers Box Set:

A fake marriage, an office hook-up and a lost email… turn the lives of 3 French aristocrat siblings upside down in this sexy rom-com bundle.

Over 700 pages of family secrets, unexpected twists and breathtaking romance.

Follow stuck-up Sebastian, bad-boy Raphael and vengeful Noah as each meets his match where he least expects to, and falls madly in love!

BOOK 1: FIND YOU IN PARIS
What does it take to fall in love with your enemy? a) His private jet. b) His six-pack abs. c) His unsuspected charm.

WARNING: Just like in Pride and Prejudice that inspired this book, expect to find one rich and handsome Mr. Darcy and one feisty girl who can’t stand him. Unlike Pride and Prejudice, this enemies-to-lovers romance also contains artful nude photos of said Mr. Darcy, a fake marriage, and nights of wild passion in Paris.

BOOK 2: RAPHAEL’S FLING
One bookish assistant. One cocky CEO. One Christmas party that changes everything…

GUARANTEED: Belly laughs, hot love scenes, a secret baby and a happy ending for this lust-to-love romance. You’ll stay up late to finish this book!

BOOK 3: THE PERFECT CATCH
When brooding goalie Noah meets perky realtor Sophie, sparks fly hot and fast…

BEWARE: A dangerously endearing dog, meddling parents, eccentric neighbors, and a crumbling French chateau.

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Me and Mr. Darcy

Full disclosure: I’ve been in love with Mr. Darcy since I was twenty

And not in a casual yeah-he’s-cool kind of way.

I’m a devotee.

I’ve read Pride and Prejudice three times, including the wonderfully helpful annotated edition by David M. Shapard, which explains every period detail that can be explained. I also own a copy of every Pride and Prejudice TV series and movie ever made, and I have watched each of them at least twice. Six times in the case of the 1995 BBC mini-series, of which I own three copies. (What if one won’t play when I need it? What if the second won’t play either?)

Finally, I’m the creator of the Ultimate and Authoritative Darcy Hotness Chart. You can check it out here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/386324474268007114/.

Before you do, can you guess who’s my Darcy #1?

Colin Firth from the BBC mini-series, of course! The Incomparable, the Forever Young, the One and Only.

In light of the above, it’s only natural that I wrote a romance inspired by Pride and Prejudice. It’s titled Find You in Paris, and its hero is called Mr. Darcy. Actually, his real name is Count Sebastian d’Arcy du Grand-Thouars de Saint-Maurice.

You see, all my contemporary romances are set in modern-day France. Hence, my Mr. Darcy is French. He resides in Paris (when he’s not in his ancestral château in Burgundy). He’s rich, tall, dark, and brooding – and oh-so-hot.

Just like the guy on the cover of the book.

The heroine, Diane Petit, is a cashier and amateur photographer. Diane is as independent, feisty, and witty as Elizabeth Bennet. And, she’s just as prejudiced against Sebastian as Jane Austen’s Lizzy is against Fitzwilliam Darcy.

Sebastian has two brothers, Raphael and Noah Darcy. Each of them got his own love story and a happily-ever-after.

The Darcy Brothers box set includes all three novels.

I hope you enjoy it!

Alix Nichols is an unapologetic caffeine addict and a longtime fan of Mr. Darcy, especially in his Colin Firth incarnation.

She is a USA Today bestselling (April and June 2017) and Kindle Scout winning (December 2015) author of sexy romance novels that readers describe as yummylicious. According to Romantic Times, her books “will keep you hanging off the edge of your seat”. Kirkus Reviews claims they “deliver pure pleasure”.

At the age of six, Alix released her first romance. It featured highly creative spelling on a dozen pages stitched together and bound in velvet paper.

Decades later, she still writes. Her spelling has improved (somewhat), and her books have topped the Amazon charts around the world. She lives in France with her family and their almost-human dog.

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Amazon Page | Website | Facebook | Pinterest | BookBub Author Follow | Goodreads | Twitter | Newsletter Signup (and a free bundle!)

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The Dating Debate by Chris Cannon
Pages: 242
on February 5, 2018
Series: Dating Dilemmas #1
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher

Nina Barnes thinks Valentine’s Day should be optional. That way single people like her wouldn’t be subjected to kissy Cupids all over the place. That is, until her mom moves them next door to the brooding hottie of Greenbrier High, West Smith. He’s funny, looks amazing in a black leather jacket, and he’s fluent in Harry Potter, but she’s not sure he’s boyfriend material.

West isn’t sure what to make of Nina. She’s cute and loves to read as much as he does, but she seems to need to debate everything and she has a pathological insistence on telling the truth. And West doesn’t exactly know how to handle that, since his entire life is a carefully constructed secret. Dating the girl next door could be a ton of fun, but only if Nina never finds out the truth about his home life. It’s one secret that could bring them together or rip them apart.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book is not for anyone who has to get in the last word, but it is for all book nerds, especially those who live next door to so called unapproachable gorgeous guys. There’s no debating the chemistry.



The Dating Debate is the first book in the Dating Dilemmas series by Chris Cannon. The Dating Debate is a young adult contemporary romance. I have read Chris Cannon’s other young adult series, the Going Down in Flames series, which is a young adult paranormal romance. I really love that series, so I was excited to read something completely different from this author. The Dating Debate was a super quick read that was light, fluffy and a lot of fun. The Dating Debate is perfect for when you are looking for a quick fun book that you can easily finish in one afternoon.

The Dating Debate follows our spunky main character, Nina. Nina is an unapologetic bookworm, which I totally loved about her. She cracked me up when she found out that her next door neighbor, West was “fluent in Harry Potter”, which was so obviously a major plus in all bookworms books. Nina cracks me up. She is spunky and adorable and she really loved debating, over everything. Which, in some of her arguments makes her seem more than a little stubborn and a tad immature, but overall she was a pretty age appropriate character.

West is a great guy. I really liked him, and I loved the added illness he was dealing with, with his mom. It is a topic I haven’t seen addressed in many young adult books, and the secret he was keeping was an interesting one. Honestly, I was pretty intrigued to see how that aspect of the story was going to play out. But the main focus of The Dating Debate is the romance between Nina and West. It starts out as a way for both of them to avoid going to a valentines day dance with people that they don’t like, but it turns into a really nice and natural relationship between the two of them. I loved that Nina and West just started hanging out more. It wasn’t so much about a fake relationship as it was the start of a real friendship. It was really cute.

Bottom line: The Dating Debate is a great reader for younger YA readers. It is a cute romance that has a fast paced plot with adorably quirky characters. There are moments of immaturity, but overall this was a very fun read.

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About Chris Cannon

I love reading and writing snarky, kick-butt characters who take on the world and win.
My truths: You can never have too many books, shoes, or purses.
Coffee is the Elixir of Life.

There should be a National Nerf Bat Day where you are allowed to whack annoying people upside the head.

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The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk
Pages: 352
Published by Delacorte Press on March 6th 2018
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Diverse Book

Music brought Autumn, Shay, and Logan together. Death wants to tear them apart.

Autumn always knew exactly who she was—a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan always turned to writing love songs when his love life was a little less than perfect.

But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Now Logan can’t stop watching vlogs of his dead ex-boyfriend. Shay is a music blogger struggling to keep it together. And Autumn sends messages that she knows can never be answered.

Each of them wonders: How different would my life be if this hadn’t happened? And now that it has . . . what’s next?



The Beauty That Remains is the debut young adult novel by Ashley Woodfolk. The Beauty That Remains is powerful book featuring wonderfully diverse characters. It is a realistic fiction piece about how people deal with loss differently, and also about how this new era of social media can shape the grieving process. I really enjoyed this novel. I found it to be so multi faceted, and so interestingly put together. I think this is a great book to recommend to reads of realistic contemporary fiction. Ashley Woodfolk is a wonderful new voice in young adult literature.

The Beauty That Remains is told in three different point of views, following our three main characters- Autumn, Shay, and Logan. Each of our main characters has lost someone close to them. Autumn lost her best friend, Shay lost her twin sister and Logan lost his ex-boyfriend. There were a few things that I really loved about this novel. First, I loved the diversity in the cast of characters, and I loved how each of their journeys were distinct but merged together in a really beautiful way. Having the book told in each of their points of views, really allowed the reader to get to know everyone really well and we got to see inside their heads and see how they were coping with their loss.

Second, I really loved the format that The Beauty That Remains is told in. Social media has invaded almost every single aspect of our life, and our social media does not just disappear after we pass away. I thought it was really smart to incorporate various social medias and use them to showcase how grieve is changing in this technological and very public world. The Beauty That Remains is told in a multitude of formats, including traditional conversations but also in various emails, gchat, and comments from our main characters to their loved ones. This was a really interesting look at how social media has affected the grieving process. I think the format of The Beauty That Remains was my favorite part of the story. I also loved the thread of music that wove the characters together. Watching each of their journeys overlap was bittersweet but it was also beautiful and realistically raw.

Overall, The Beauty That Remains is a really thought provoking bittersweet novel. I loved the way music and social media through the mixed formats were incorporated into the story. This was a really beautiful and power debut novel from Ashley Woodfolk. I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to see what she thinks up next. You do not want to miss this novel when it releases on March 6th.

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Ashley Woodfolk graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in English and her life-long love of books led her straight to the publishing industry. She’s a member of the CBC Diversity Committee and markets books for children and teens. In her abundance of “spare” time, she writes contemporary YA. Indie movies, beer, books, and burgers are a few of her favorite things. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and pit bull puppy, Winnie. THE BEAUTY THAT REMAINS is her debut novel.

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The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk
Pages: 352
Published by Delacorte Press on March 6th 2018
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Diverse Book

Music brought Autumn, Shay, and Logan together. Death wants to tear them apart.

Autumn always knew exactly who she was—a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan always turned to writing love songs when his love life was a little less than perfect.

But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Now Logan can’t stop watching vlogs of his dead ex-boyfriend. Shay is a music blogger struggling to keep it together. And Autumn sends messages that she knows can never be answered.

Each of them wonders: How different would my life be if this hadn’t happened? And now that it has . . . what’s next?



The Beauty That Remains is the debut young adult novel by Ashley Woodfork. The Beauty That Remains is powerful book featuring wonderfully diverse characters. It is a realistic fiction piece about how people deal with loss differently, and also about how this new era of social media can shape the grieving process. I really enjoyed this novel. I found it to be so multi faceted, and so interestingly put together. I think this is a great book to recommend to reads of realistic contemporary fiction. Ashley Woodfork is a wonderful new voice in young adult literature.

The Beauty That Remains is told in three different point of views, following our three main characters- Autumn, Shay, and Logan. Each of our main characters has lost someone close to them. Autumn lost her best friend, Shay lost her twin sister and Logan lost his ex-boyfriend. There were a few things that I really loved about this novel. First, I loved the diversity in the cast of characters, and I loved how each of their journeys were distinct but merged together in a really beautiful way. Having the book told in each of their points of views, really allowed the reader to get to know everyone really well and we got to see inside their heads and see how they were coping with their loss.

Second, I really loved the format that The Beauty That Remains is told in. Social media has invaded almost every single aspect of our life, and our social media does not just disappear after we pass away. I thought it was really smart to incorporate various social medias and use them to showcase how grieve is changing in this technological and very public world. The Beauty That Remains is told in a multitude of formats, including traditional conversations but also in various emails, gchat, and comments from our main characters to their loved ones. This was a really interesting look at how social media has affected the grieving process. I think the format of The Beauty That Remains was my favorite part of the story. I also loved the thread of music that wove the characters together. Watching each of their journeys overlap was bittersweet but it was also beautiful and realistically raw.

Overall, The Beauty That Remains is a really thought provoking bittersweet novel. I loved the way music and social media through the mixed formats were incorporated into the story. This was a really beautiful and power debut novel from Ashley Woodfork. I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to see what she thinks up next. You do not want to miss this novel when it releases on March 6th.

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About Ashley Woodfolk

Ashley Woodfolk graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in English and her life-long love of books led her straight to the publishing industry. She’s a member of the CBC Diversity Committee and markets books for children and teens. In her abundance of “spare” time, she writes contemporary YA. Indie movies, beer, books, and burgers are a few of her favorite things. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and pit bull puppy, Winnie. THE BEAUTY THAT REMAINS is her debut novel.

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