Keyflame by Tallulah Lucy

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May 18 – Paige @popthebutterfly  
May 19 – JP @mr.pink.ink
May 20 – Stacie @borenbooks
May 21 – Vicki @ya_lover_and_reader
May 22 – Jasmine @thefreckledmind
May 23 – Laura @laurathebookunicorn
May 24 – Nikki @thereadingrebel  
book blurb: 
Lilah’s father taught her to be afraid of the world, but now he’s sending her to Grahamstown, a full day’s drive from home, to study.
Then he gets into legal trouble and she’s left stranded without a cent.Her classmate, Kalin, steps in to help. He’s argumentative, brooding and just mysterious enough to be attractive. When they’re ensconced in his study surrounded by old books and strange talismans, it’s easy to forget how many times she’s been warned that he’s bad news.The longer she stays in Grahamstown, and with Kalin, the more she doubts her sanity. Is the town haunted? Are leylines real? And what about the vivid dreams she keeps having of a fantasy world she thought she’d made up?Everyone is keeping secrets, and Lilah’s father may have had good reason for being so overprotective.Who is Kalin really, and what will loving him cost her?
About the author:
Tallulah studied journalism at Rhodes University in Grahamstown and has recurring dreams of returning to that strange and magical place. While working as a technology journalist in Johannesburg, she met a man at a gaming convention and followed him home to Cape Town, where they now live in a small apartment that’s completely overrun with books. If Tallulah ever retired from her career as a social media manager, she would spend her days going to art classes and taking online courses in rare and specific skills so she could bore more people at parties. 

Falling for Wolfe by Dawn Clifton

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May 11 – Paige @popthebutterfly
May 12 – JP @mr.pink.ink
May 13 – Stacie @borenbooks
May 14 – Nikki @thereadingrebel
May 15 – CE @chelscey

Just after the Civil War, 1865.Friendship. Deception. Passion. Obsession. Love. What else can one summer hold?
Julia Wescott, a head-strong and independent widow, is happily married to her work as a healer throughout the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Despite the occasional drama entailed with helping vacationers and locals, Julia is able to maintain a life of peace and balance. That is until a handsome stranger with alluring eyes and a seductive smile makes an uninvited visit to Julia’s secluded cabin. She should have listened to her instincts and stayed clear of Edwin Wolfe, but when her two best friends dare Julia to find answers regarding this man with a questionable past, she has little choice but to play along with his flirtatious advances. To Julia’s dismay, the game between her and Edwin is more exciting than she could have ever imagined, and somewhere along the way she risks breaking her own rule; never fall in love. Should she settle back into her comfortable life of predictability? In the midst of Julia’s dilemma, something unimaginable happens, leaving her without the freedom to choose. Julia’s life transforms into a battle of wit and survival. Will Julia’s faith be enough to keep her hope alive?

The Skin of Water: Defending the Dreamcatchers by Cristina Salat

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May 4 – Paige @popthebutterfly
May 5 – JP @mr.pink.ink
May 6 – Stacie @borenbooks
May 7 – Jen @3chairsbooks
May 8 – Jasmine @thefreckledmind
THE SKIN OF WATER: DEFENDING THE DREAMCATCHERS SYNOPSIS:Lisel Martinez is not a rough-&-tumble girl, so what is someone more interested in poetry and plants on the mesas of New Mexico than in having a hot social life doing out on the night streets of San Francisco? Is there anything one contemporary pueblo teen who no longer has a home can do to keep herself safe in a place that feels anything but? Empowerment is just a word…until you live it. https://www.amazon.com/Skin-Water-Defending-Dreamcatchers/dp/1523793627ABOUT THE AUTHOR:It has been said that those who choose islands, also choose the sea. Award-winning author Cristina Salat has spent a lifetime traveling between the worlds of writing/publishing, national forests, homeless shelters, movie sets, tropical islands, and her own imagination. When not immersing in ancient sacred sites on this beautiful planet, she presently makes her home on an active volcano and spends much time pondering, researching and writing about the state of the world towards helping it transform into one that is…kinder.Her writing includes the ever-evolving ‘Gathering The Dreamcatchers’ companion novels: Living In Secret, The Skin of Water: Defending The Dreamcatchers, Esoterica, Paradise Found and the forthcoming Living In Light as well as the literary and screen novels: Alias Diamond Jones of the Ghostwriter series, Eleven-Eleven/Huck Finn: Girl Pirates Extraordinaire, W.A.R.P, Swimming Lessons, Like A Mother, and Irresistibly Yours. She is also the author of illustrated children’s books: Peanut’s Emergency, Step-Whales, Witzel’s Wish, Frogdemona: Precious Pest along with numerous Green Flame Omnimedia “Slims” (explorations of life’s defining moments in slender volumes) including: After Titanic, America The Beautiful, Summer Friends, Rabonchone, Going Home, Time of the Bear and Living In Hawaii: A Five Act Adventure (so far!)Most titles available in singular as well as various combo e-pub and trade print editions wherever fine books are found. Personalized collector editions can also be obtained from the author’s cozy corner e-store: http://creativecornucopia.miiduu.com or website: http://cristinasalat.wixsite.com/website/contact where she delights in hearing from readers, writers & thinkers…

THE SKIN OF WATER: DEFENDING THE DREAMCATCHERS SYNOPSIS:Lisel Martinez is not a rough-&-tumble girl, so what is someone more interested in poetry and plants on the mesas of New Mexico than in having a hot social life doing out on the night streets of San Francisco? Is there anything one contemporary pueblo teen who no longer has a home can do to keep herself safe in a place that feels anything but? Empowerment is just a word…until you live it. https://www.amazon.com/Skin-Water-Defending-Dreamcatchers/dp/1523793627ABOUT THE AUTHOR:It has been said that those who choose islands, also choose the sea. Award-winning author Cristina Salat has spent a lifetime traveling between the worlds of writing/publishing, national forests, homeless shelters, movie sets, tropical islands, and her own imagination. When not immersing in ancient sacred sites on this beautiful planet, she presently makes her home on an active volcano and spends much time pondering, researching and writing about the state of the world towards helping it transform into one that is…kinder.Her writing includes the ever-evolving ‘Gathering The Dreamcatchers’ companion novels: Living In Secret, The Skin of Water: Defending The Dreamcatchers, Esoterica, Paradise Found and the forthcoming Living In Light as well as the literary and screen novels: Alias Diamond Jones of the Ghostwriter series, Eleven-Eleven/Huck Finn: Girl Pirates Extraordinaire, W.A.R.P, Swimming Lessons, Like A Mother, and Irresistibly Yours. She is also the author of illustrated children’s books: Peanut’s Emergency, Step-Whales, Witzel’s Wish, Frogdemona: Precious Pest along with numerous Green Flame Omnimedia “Slims” (explorations of life’s defining moments in slender volumes) including: After Titanic, America The Beautiful, Summer Friends, Rabonchone, Going Home, Time of the Bear and Living In Hawaii: A Five Act Adventure (so far!)Most titles available in singular as well as various combo e-pub and trade print editions wherever fine books are found. Personalized collector editions can also be obtained from the author’s cozy corner e-store: http://creativecornucopia.miiduu.com or website: http://cristinasalat.wixsite.com/website/contact where she delights in hearing from readers, writers & thinkers……like YOU! 🙂

A Turn of the Wheel by Sarah Catherine Labadie

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April 27 – Paige @popthebutterfly
April 28 – JP @mr.pink.ink
April 29 – Stacie @borenbooks
April 30 – CE @chelscey
May 1 – Maraki
May 2 – Nikki @thereadingrebel
May 3 – Laura @laurathebookunicorn
May 4 – Vicki @ya_lover_and_reader
May 5 – Jasmine @thefreckledmind

A Turn of the Wheel:

It is known that many harvests grow in the king’s orchard, both magical and mundane. So too has Aubria grown in her village community tending to the trees, bringing in a multitude of harvests, and partaking in the wheel of the year with her community. But not every branch grows the same way, and a newly betrothed Aubria finds that her heart and her longings for her future will take paths as winding as those leading through the sacred grounds of the orchard itself. The kingdom outside stands on a precipice, and the arrival of a Potioner carrying the weight of his convoluted past promises to make her change as no one born from orchard soil ever has before.

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Author Bio:

Catherine Labadie lives in the mountains of the picturesque Carolinas with her husband and her dogs Fannie, Heidi, and Zoey. A Turn of the Wheel is her third novel, and she has many more stories waiting in the wings.
Social Media:
Instagram: @authorcatherinelabadie
Twitter: @authrcatlabadie
Website: https://authorcatlabadie.wixsite.com/catherinelabadie

Long Grows the Dark by Sarah Catherine Labadie

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April 20 – Paige @popthebutterfly
April 21 – JP @mr.pink.ink
April 22 – Stacie @borenbooks
April 23 – CE @chelscey
April 24 – Nikki @thereadingrebel
April 25 – Vicki @ya_lover_and_reader
April 26 – Jasmine @thefreckledmind
April 27 – Carmilla @carmillavoiez
Long Grows the Dark:
Before
Glenna, court sorceress in service to Princess Jael, struggles to hide her feelings for her best friend’s betrothed. Yet even as the realm approaches its golden age, an unforeseen enemy rises to corrupt the princess and take the land for himself. Fate may lead them down a path too painful to contemplate, but are Glenna’s choices enough to dispel the inevitable darkness set to veil their future?

Now
Gwendoline Hallewell, a Starford University student in a world where magic is commonplace, has always been unusual. When her casting book summons a man from the past to interfere with her dangerous new present, she has no choice but to trust him. As she and her friends Colt and Everleigh reconcile what happened before with what must happen in the present, Gwendoline must decide what it means to make her own choices, suffer her own consequences, and if free will is really within her grasp.

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Author Bio:
Catherine Labadie lives in the mountains of the picturesque Carolinas with her husband and her dogs Fannie, Heidi, and Zoey. A Turn of the Wheel is her third novel, and she has many more stories waiting in the wings.

A Thousand Secret Sorrows by Matthew Kagle

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April 13 – Paige @popthebutterfly
April 14 – JP @mr.pink.ink
April 15 – Stacie @borenbooks

A Thousand Secret Sorrows –
A thousand feet underground.
A billion years from Earth.
A week to live.Keldin gave up everything to survive: his career, his community, his
family. He was beaten, mutilated, and poisoned. He traveled to an alien
world, passed through fire and ice and darkness and a mile of solid
rock.Armed with only the barest of tools and the briefest of training, he
walks abandoned tunnels, groping in the dust for abandoned memories. He
painstakingly unwinds the tapestry of nine billion lives, looking for a
single thread: Ennun, humanity’s savior.As a child, Ennun was a homeless refugee and an expatriate. He grew to
become an explorer, a soldier, and the heir to a kingdom. Then he
abandoned paradise, abandoned everything, to save humanity.Then he disappeared.For hundreds of years, the greatest historians have scoured the world
for the key to understand him.If Keldin can’t find it in one week, he will die alone on an alien
world.Matthew Kagle Bio –
Matthew Kagle is an undergraduate at Beloit College in Wisconsin, just
finishing up his Bachelor’s Degrees in Geology and Creative Writing.In his spare time, he volunteers to do roadside cleaning with his
fraternity. Most of the time he just plays video games.

The Loom of Sorrows by Matthew Kagle

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April 6 – Paige @popthebutterfly
April 7 – JP @mr.pink.ink
April 8 – Stacie @borenbooks
April 9 – Laura @laurathebookunicorn
April 10 – CE @chelscey
April 11 – Jasmine @thefreckledmind

The Loom of Sorrows-
Earth was dying.

Clouds of blood and lightning killed billions, squeezing humanity to the
equator and extinction. There was only one place to go: a planet named
Joshua 20.

It was a desert world of scalding steam and crushing ice. A few minutes
under the giant suns would burn you to ash. A few seconds in the darkest
night would freeze you solid.

Humanity burrowed underground and turned on itself. People became
brutal, cruel, selfish. One man escaped that, became selfless, led
humanity back home, and then disappeared.

Nobody knows the reason why.

For two hundred years, the memory of that reason lay hidden in the sand
like a shard of glass. Uncovered by accident, it buried itself in the
brain of its discoverer.

He has two weeks to understand it, to unlock the life and motives of its
owner, or it will kill him.

Bio
Matthew Kagle Bio –
Matthew Kagle is an undergraduate at Beloit College in Wisconsin, just
finishing up his Bachelor’s Degrees in Geology and Creative Writing.

In his spare time, he volunteers to do roadside cleaning with his
fraternity. Most of the time he just plays video games.

The Hunted by Louisa Ellemind

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: The Hunted

Author: Louisa Ellemind

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 3/5

Diversity: f/f relationship

Publication Date: July 31, 2019

Genre: Fantasy? See review for confusion

Recommended Age: 15+ (language, violence)

Publisher: Indie published

Pages: 375

Amazon Link

Synopsis: Phoenix has rage.
Arin has love.
Ariel has mercy.
Glacia has a mind of her own.

Four young sisters with special abilities have spent their lives fighting against the creatures who murdered their mother.
Then they get separated, and suddenly nothing is as it was before.
Struggling through webs of lies and deceit, they could discover their purpose – or their breaking point.

Review: I thought this was a good book overall. The book had great moments, I loved the inclusion of sci-fi and I loved the maximum ride feels. The pacing was also fast and it keep the story moving, which I appreciated.

However, I did feel like that the book wasn’t structured well. The book was fast and sometimes plot points would move by and you wouldn’t notice until someone commented on it. The book also felt middle grade, but it had a lot of swearing in it.

Verdict: It was good, but weird.

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March 30 – Paige @popthebutterfly
March 31 – JP @mr.pink.ink
April 1 – Stacie @borenbooks
April 2 – Maraki
April 3 – Laura @laurathebookunicorn
April 4 – Vicki @ya_lover_and_reader
April 5 – Jasmine @thefreckledmind
April 6 – CE @chelscey
Phoenix has rage.
Arin has love.
Ariel has mercy.
Glacia has a mind of her own.

Four young sisters with special abilities have spent their lives fighting against the creatures who murdered their mother.
Then they get separated, and suddenly nothing is as it was before.
Struggling through webs of lies and deceit, they could discover their purpose – or their breaking point.

I’ve attached the rest as word + pdf, hopefully that works for you. The cover art is by the amazing Irfan Budi Harjo, so if you could include an ‘cover art by Irfan Budi Harjo’ somewhere near the cover, that would be awesome. Thanks a lot and I hope you’re having a good day!

The QB Bad Boy and Me by Michela DellaMonica

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March 23 – Paige @popthebutterfly
March 24 – JP @mr.pink.ink
March 25 – Stacie @borenbooks
March 26 – Nikki @thereadingrebel

Ever since the hot star quarterback of the high school football team hit her car with his motorcycle, he has the annoying ability to get under her skin, making Dallas think about Drayton way more than she should . . . in all the ways that she shouldn’t.

But Dallas has one goal—to pursue her dance-school dreams in in California—and no one, not even a hard-bodied, green-eyed football god, will stop her. As the tension between Drayton and Dallas grows thicker, the lines are getting blurred, and all she wants is to come undone under his touch.

But this thing between Dallas and Drayton could cost her her dreams . . . if he doesn’t break her heart first.

Author Bio:
Tay Marley wears many hats: bibliophile, entrepreneur, wife, mother, and featured Wattpad
author. Her whirlwind journey on Wattpad began in 2017 and led to one hundred thousand
dedicated followers, a five-part series, and three stand-alone books, including her breakout
story, The QB Bad Boy and Me, which have amassed over forty-one million reads. She resides
in New Zealand with her husband. When she isn’t writing about confident women and their
love interests, she’s teaching her three small children how to be the leads in their own epic
tales.

Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson

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Disclaimer: I received an arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: Sparrow

Author: Mary Cecilia Jackson

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 5/5

Publication Date: March 17, 2020

Genre: YA Contemporary

Recommended Age: 16+ (bullying, homophobic comments, psychological/mental illness, abuse)

Publisher: TorTeen

Pages: 320

Amazon Link

Synopsis: There are two kinds of people on the planet. Hunters and prey
I thought I would be safe after my mother died. I thought I could stop searching for new places to hide. But you can’t escape what you are, what you’ve always been.
My name is Savannah Darcy Rose.
And I am still prey.

Though Savannah Rose―Sparrow to her friends and family―is a gifted ballerina, her real talent is keeping secrets. Schooled in silence by her long-dead mother, Sparrow has always believed that her lifelong creed―“I’m not the kind of girl who tells”―will make her just like everyone else: Normal. Happy. Safe. But in the aftermath of a brutal assault by her seemingly perfect boyfriend Tristan, Sparrow must finally find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past, or lose herself forever….

Review: Holy cow this book was a complete 180 from what I thought it was going to be! I thought this would be more boarding school ballet but this book was very grounded in very real and serious real-world issues. I loved the character development and I loved how the story flowed. It was almost like a ballet itself in how it was written.

However, I did think that the book was a bit slow and it did take a bit to get into.

Verdict: Add this to your online cart while you practice ballet in the safety of your own home.

BOOK INFORMATION
Sparrow
by Mary Cecilia Jackson
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: March 17th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Synopsis:
In the tradition of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, a devastating but hopeful YA debut about a ballerina who finds the courage to confront the abuse that haunts her past and threatens her future.
There are two kinds of people on the planet. Hunters and prey
I thought I would be safe after my mother died. I thought I could stop searching for new places to hide. But you can’t escape what you are, what you’ve always been.
javascript:void(0);My name is Savannah Darcy Rose.
And I am still prey.
Though Savannah Rose―Sparrow to her friends and family―is a gifted ballerina, her real talent is keeping secrets. Schooled in silence by her long-dead mother, Sparrow has always believed that her lifelong creed―“I’m not the kind of girl who tells”―will make her just like everyone else: Normal. Happy. Safe. But in the aftermath of a brutal assault by her seemingly perfect boyfriend Tristan, Sparrow must finally find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past, or lose herself forever….

BOOK LINKS
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33004248-sparrow
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GjRNm2
B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sparrow-mary-cecilia-jackson/1131253775?ean=9780765398857#/
iTunes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/lookup?isbn=9781250771292
Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Sparrow-Mary-Cecilia-Jackson-Andrew-Eiden-Rachel-L-Jacobs/9781250263506
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/sparrow-17
Google Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Mary_Cecilia_Jackson_Sparrow?id=V0WSDwAAQBAJ

BOOK AUTHOR
Mary Cecilia Jackson has worked as a middle school teacher, an adjunct instructor of college freshmen, a technical writer and editor, a speechwriter, a museum docent, and a development officer for central Virginia’s PBS and NPR stations. Her first novel, Sparrow, was an honor recipient of the SCBWI Sue Alexander Award and a young-adult finalist in the Writers’ League of Texas manuscript contest. She lives with her architect husband, William, in Western North Carolina and Hawaii, where they have a farm and five ridiculously adorable goats.
AUTHOR LINKS
Website: https://www.marycjackson.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16090834.Mary_Cecilia_Jackson
Twitter: https://twitter.com/marycjackson
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/mceciliajackson/

EXTRA MATERIALS
See attached in the dropbox folder.