Monday, August 29, 2016

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: The Secret Lives of Rockstars By Suzanne Lazear

Title: The Secret Lives of Rockstars: Book One
Author: Suzanne Lazear
Publisher: Leap Books
Genre: New Adult Elf Punk, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: September 26, 2016

Blurb: Saving the world, one tour stop at a time.

Eighteen-year-old Bitsy Butler has never quite fit in, not with the dragons who raised her, the druid who took her in, or even with the non-human members of the cirque noir punk band she thinks of as family. Her chance to prove she can make it on her own comes with her band's first big solo tour. It’s all going according to plan when an angel walks into a bar and demands help with his demon problem.

If she doesn't step up, a magical war will break out, threatening Arizona and all those who call it home. With the help of a human, a sexy dragon, and the members of her band, Bitsy must stop an angry mob of chaos demons before the band leaves for their next tour stop.

It’s nice to be needed, but Bitsy has no idea how to defeat the demons and she just might get herself killed trying. But then, at least one problem would be solved...

Fitting in doesn’t matter if you’re dead.

Excerpt from The Secret Lives of Rockstars:

“I’m Jake, Jake Messenger. I’d like to speak with you alone, if you please.”
          My blood ran cold and everything around us ceased to exist. “Why?”
          But I knew. There was only one reason why one of the Grigori would seek me
out. Somehow celestials just knew when someone could work gates properly,
especially the angels who walked the Earth. Anyone could make gates, but it took a
linewalker to work them without it being suicide. Linewalker wasn’t a race, but an
inherent ability. One I had.
          Also, if the celestials – the angels, demons, and the like – needed help from outsiders, things were very bad. The kind which ended in running, screaming, and death.
          I so didn’t need this right now. 

 About Suzanne Lazear:
Suzanne Lazear spins tales of the fantastic. She’s the author of the New Adult Elfpunk The Secret Lives of Rockstars (Leap Books) and the YA dark fairytale steampunk series The Aether Chronicles (Flux). Suzanne lives in Southern California with her daughter and husband where she’s trying to make tiny dragons out of wool. One day she’ll actually create a working cupcake cannon.

Visit Suzanne on TwitterFacebook, and her website.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday [80]: Pottermore's Short Stories of Hogwarts by J.K. Rowling

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post started by Breaking the Spine. A feature showcasing upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated.

On September 6th, Pottermore will be releasing 3 ebooks from Rowling about Hogwarts. Can't wait to delve into all three.

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists 

By J. K. Rowling

These stories of power, politics and pesky poltergeists give you a glimpse into the darker side of the wizarding world, revealing the ruthless roots of Professor Umbridge, the lowdown on the Ministers for Magic and the history of the wizarding prison Azkaban. You will also delve deeper into Horace Slughorn’s early years as Potions master at Hogwarts - and his acquaintance with one Tom Marvolo Riddle.

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

By J. K. Rowling

These stories of heroism, hardship and dangerous hobbies profile two of the Harry Potter stories’ most courageous and iconic characters: Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin. J.K. Rowling also gives us a peek behind the closed curtains of Sybill Trelawney’s life, and you’ll encounter the reckless, magical-beast-loving Silvanus Kettleburn along the way.

Hogwarts: An Incomplete & Unreliable Guide

By J. K. Rowling

Hogwarts An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide takes you on a journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You’ll venture into the Hogwarts grounds, become better acquainted with its more permanent residents, learn more about lessons and discover secrets of the castle . . . all at the turn of a page.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

September Book Releases

Tales of the Peculiar- Ransom Riggs

Chapel of Ease- Alex Bledsoe
As Old As Time- Liz Braswell
My Wild Irish Dragon- Ashlyn Chase
Labyrinth Lost- Zoraida Cordova
Deja Who- MaryJanice Davidson
Otherworld Challenger- Jane Godman
Winter Born- Sherrilyn Kenyon
And the Trees Crept In- Dawn Kurtagich
Elite- Mercedes Lackey
The Throne of Glass Coloring Book- Sarah J. Maas & Yvonne Gilbert
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists- J.K. Rowling
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies- J.K. Rowling
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide- J.K. Rowling
Prince of Outcasts- S. M. Stirling
As I Descended- Robin Talley
Her Rogue Alpha- Paige Tyler

Three Sisters, Three Queens- Philippa Gregory

Fangs for the Memories- Sienna Mercer

Cradle and All- James Patterson

Cold-Forged Flame- Marie Brennan
The Forgetting- Sharon Cameron
On the Prowl- Cynthia Eden
A Shattered Empire- Mitchell Hogan


Magic Binds- Ilona Andrews
Witch's Pyre- Josephine Angelini
Three Dark Crowns- Kendare Blake
The Swan Riders- Erin Bow
Ashton: Lord of Truth- Grace Burrowes
A Shadow Bright and Burning- Jessica Cluess
Blood Red Kiss- Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione & Gena Showalter
The Odds of Lightning- Jocelyn Davies
The Queen of Blood- Sarah Beth Durst
Muse- Rebecca Lim
Stealing Snow- Danielle Paige
Vassa in the Night- Sarah Porter
Frost Like Night- Sara Raasch
Immortal Nights- Lynsay Sands
Metaltown- Kristen Simmons

Of Saints and Shadows- Christopher Golden

The Fever Code- James Dashner
The Dreaming Hunt- Cindy Dees
Shadow Silence- Yasmine Galenorn
The Ferryman Institute- Colin Gigl
Darkest Journey- Heather Graham
Jim Henson's Labyrinth Tales- Jim Henson & Cory Godbey
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire- Rosamund Hodge
The Bloodsworn- Erin Lindsey
The Women in the Walls- Amy Lukavics
His Metal Maiden- Michelle M. Pillow
Sacrifice- Cindy Pon
The Dead Boyfriend (Fear Street)- R. L. Stine
Swam- Scott Westerworld
Cloudbound- Fran Wilde

The Purloined Poodle- Kevin Hearne
Shadowblind: Mortals & Myths Vol. 3- Corinna Rogers

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cover Discovery

 Release Date: October 11, 2016

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Spotlight: Phoenix by Addison Kline

By Addison Kline
Book 1 of the Phoenix Saga - The Phoenix

“Love is patient. Love is kind. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” Or so the book of Corinthians tells us. 

Alanna Anderson does not agree with this sentiment. At the tender age of thirteen, Alanna believes that she has learned all she needs to know about love. Love is fleeting. Love is callous. Love is a lie. Growing up in the rough streets of South End, Pennsylvania, Alanna Anderson knows a thing or two about guarding her heart. Although there is a boy that vies for her attention, Alanna has no interest. She surrounds herself with the people she loves best, and immerses herself in her music and her love of literature. But one winter day, two boys forever changed Alanna’s life. One cemented Alanna’s belief that love was cruel. Another sought to prove her wrong.

Cris Serrano is new to town. Moving to the United States from Portugal, he is stepping into a world he in unfamiliar with. He is not fearful, though. Stepping forth with confidence, Cris is excited for what this new experience will hold, leaving behind a past he’d rather forget. Upon his first day at Henshaw Elementary, Cris meets Alanna Anderson and sparks fly. Their connection is one that will forever rewrite the map of their destinies – two supernovas colliding amidst a darkened sky. Not everyone believes that Alanna and Cris belong together, though. 

Damien Foley has loved Alanna Anderson from the day he first set eyes upon her. Though she ignores his advances, Damien has hope that Alanna will open her heart to him. But when Cris Serrano comes to town, everything changes. Alanna gazes at Cris the way Damien wishes she would look at him. Watching her fall in love in Cris was more than Damien’s mind could take. As Alanna and Cris are enveloped in the joy of young love, a storm is brewing. With Damien’s attraction to Alanna only intensifying with each unrequited sentiment, an obsession was born. 

Young love does not come easy in this gritty, romantic suspense novel. In the Phoenix Saga, they love hard, they fight hard, and the stakes are high as teens struggle to step over the echelon of adulthood.

Buy Links:
Amazon US | Amazon UK

Author Bio:
Addison Kline is an International Best-Selling Author who resides in Pennsylvania with her family. When she is not writing, she is immersing herself in music, reading to her heart's content, traveling with her family, or binging on her favorite shows on Netflix that include Wentworth, Bloodlines and Sons of Anarchy.

Addison is a member of the International Thriller Writers Association and while she loves to write in a variety of genres, Addison always says "mystery is her game." Some of her other favorite sub-genres to write include romantic suspense, psychological thrillers, crime and mafia thrillers.

Some of Addison's greatest influences to date include Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Harper Lee, Gillian Flynn, Emily Dickinson, Jane Austen & James Patterson.


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