Posts Categorized: Blog Tours

Mar 20
Blog Tour: Review-Eloisa James’ Three Weeks with Lady X + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Eloisa James’ Three Weeks with Lady X + Giveaway

Eloisa James is one of those authors who are hit or miss for me. I loved, loved, loved meeting Leopold Dautry, the Duke of Villiers in James’ Desperate Duchesses series and when I heard his illegitimate son, Tobias, was getting a book, I couldn’t resist the temptation to read it! Ah, Three Weeks with Lady X was everything I wanted! If you’ve never read James’ Desperate Duchesses series it’s not necessary to do so in order to enjoy Three Weeks with Lady X. There are no spoilers and you can even go back to read Leopold’s story, A Duke of Her Own, and not miss anything since both are good standalones. We have good characterization and James does a great job letting us spend an equal amount of time with… Read more »

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Feb 24
Blog Tour: Promo-Jennifer McQuiston’s What Happens in Scotland & Summer is For Lovers

Blog Tour: Promo-Jennifer McQuiston’s What Happens in Scotland & Summer is For Lovers

Jennifer McQuiston’s blog tour kicks off today and Lit, etc is one of the first stops! If you’re a historical romance fan, you’ll definitely want to look into these books since they sound really interesting. Title: What Happens in Scotland Publication Date: Feb 26th, 2013 Synopsis: She woke up married… And then she ran. When recent widow Georgette Thorold wakes up in a Scottish inn with a wedding ring on her finger and lacking all memory of how she came to be there, she does what any well-bred lady with a modicum of sense and a distrust of marriage would do: she panics, clocks the wickedly handsome stranger in her bed over the head with a chamber pot, and runs. James McKenzie, Esquire has either spent the evening protecting a… Read more »

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Feb 21
Blog Tour: Review-Christina Lee’s Before You Break + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Christina Lee’s Before You Break + Giveaway

I enjoyed Christina Lee’s All of You and when asked to participate in the blog tour for Before You Break I didn’t think twice. Before You Break is a heartbreaking journey and one where two people will unknowingly save one another. We have good character development. Even though we first meet Ella Abrams in Lee’s All of You, it was a real treat getting to know her in Before You Break. Ella wants to make a difference and is a psychology major. She also volunteers at a suicide hotline and comes from a large loving family. It’s very easy to see why Ella has such good friends and you’ll even want to be her friend. Daniel “Quinn” is a star baseball player living in the shadows of his past. Everything… Read more »

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Feb 18
Blog Tour: Guest Post-Write What You Know by Devri Wells + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Guest Post-Write What You Know by Devri Wells + Giveaway

Today’s our stop on the Wings of Arian blog tour and I’m excited to welcome Devri Walls to Lit, etc. I asked Devri if she agrees with the saying, “write what you know.” Write What You Know Writing what you know is a really great piece of advice… as long as you realize that you actually know a lot. Unfortunately, that particular bit of writing advice, I believe, has become misconstrued along the way by people who have been bitten by the dreaded literalitis bug. You know, that dreaded disease where someone takes everything so literally you want to beat your head against the wall. Some of these poor sick people will try to tell you that you should only write books about places you have been, people you know,… Read more »

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Feb 07
Blog Tour: Steven Montano’s Path of Bones-Excerpt + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Steven Montano’s Path of Bones-Excerpt + Giveaway

Today’s our stop on the Steven Montano’s Path of Bones blog tour and I have an exclusive excerpt! Title: Path of Bones Author: Steven Montano Series: The Skullborn Trilogy #2 Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Darker Sunset Press Synopsis: Return to the world of Malzaria in the highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling epic fantasy adventure City of Scars. Hunted by Empires and crime lords alike, Ijanna Taivorkan and the young warrior Kath Cardrezhej make their north through the dire Bonelands, a twisted wastelands populated by unnatural terrors. Hoping to find the answers to her dark destiny and driven by a need to escape her fate, Ijanna won’t rest until she locates the last of the Skullborn. Azander Dane, fallen Dawn Knight, pursues Ijanna in order to help her as a way… Read more »

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Jan 13
Blog Tour: Guest Post-A fine Fauxmance by Maya Rodale + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Guest Post-A fine Fauxmance by Maya Rodale + Giveaway

I’m happy to welcome Maya Rodale to Lit, etc! Today she’s talking about her newest release The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Wicked Arrangement. You can read an exclusive excerpt here. A fine Fauxmance: when fake engagement leads to true love with the bad boy billionaire 1. It starts with a prank… Let’s be real—no one just decides to pretend to be engaged. But sometimes friends take your iPhone. And sometimes friends have a wicked sense of humor and post things like “Jane Sparks and Duke Austen are engaged!” on Facebook when Jane and Duke have only shared one super sexy kiss. 2. …And continues with a crazy scheme. Jane assumes they’ll tell everyone it’s a prank. Duke has other ideas. He persuades her to fake an engagement—it’ll help him repair his… Read more »

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Dec 26
Needing Her Prank-Tastic Blog Tour Unmasked!

Needing Her Prank-Tastic Blog Tour Unmasked!

If you’ve been following Molly McAdams’ Needing Her Prank-Tastic blog tour you know there were a few New Adult authors pretending to be Molly! Think you guessed who was the REAL Molly McAdams correctly? Well, here’s a who’s who of a prank-tacular New Adult authors. In bold is the impersonator featured on Lit, etc on December 21st. And the winner of the prize pack, as chosen by William Morrow Impulse was: Stephanie Zhang! 12/16—The Molly-Impersonator on the following sites was…JAY CROWNOVER: Books Over Boys The Eater of Books! Jennifer Weiser Reading on the Rocks A Life Bound By Books YA Bookish News The Novel List 12/17—The Molly-Impersonator on the following sites was…MONICA MURPHY: The Irish Banana Review Tart Sweet Urban Girl Reader Lebooksquirrel Judging Books By Their Covers Night Owl… Read more »

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Dec 23
Spotlight: Kaylin McFarren’s Buried Threads + Giveaway

Spotlight: Kaylin McFarren’s Buried Threads + Giveaway

Today’s our stop on the Kaylin McFarren Buried Threads blog tour and I’m featuring her book as a special book spotlight. You can read the first chapter here (exclusive!). If you’re a fan of erotic romance or suspense, you’ll want to add this to your to be read list. Title: Buried Threads Author: Kaylin McFarren Series: Threads #2 Publisher: Creative Edge Publishing LLC Publication date: October 01, 2013 Genre: Erotic Romantic Suspense Synopsis: Rachel’s mouth sagged. “You mean you’re really a monk? But how’s that possible? You’re not even wearing a robe, and your hair…” He simply smiled. A disturbing prophecy sends a treasure hunting duo on an urgent race to rescue a country in Kaylin McFarren’s heart pounding new novel, Buried Threads. Full of erotic suspense and wild adventures,… Read more »

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Dec 21
Needing Her Prank-Tastic Blog Tour

Needing Her Prank-Tastic Blog Tour

WHO IS THE REAL MOLLY McADAMS? Molly McAdams is pulling a prank on the internet to celebrate the release of her prank-tastic novella, Needing Her, on 12/23! For eight days until Needing Her goes on-sale, the internet will be brimming with New Adult celebs like J. Lynn, Jay Crownover, Sophie Jordan, and more—all pretending to be the REAL Molly McAdams. All have filled out the same Q&A, so it’s up to the fans to guess which one is the real Molly! Each day, a new Q&A will go live on a variety of blogs, and if you guess who’s answering the questions in the comments, you could win a fabulous gift basket, including books from all the participating authors, as well as a prank “starter-kit,” for your own practical jokes…. Read more »

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Dec 06
Blog Tour: Review-Toni Aleo’s Blue Lines + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Toni Aleo’s Blue Lines + Giveaway

Toni Aleo’s Blue Lines is the fourth book in her Assassins series. If you haven’t read any of the books in the series, I don’t think it’s necessary to do so to enjoy Blue Lines. Just keep in mind that Aleo does revisit past characters and touches upon past events, but no big spoilers that will impede you from enjoying the books at a later date. I wasn’t sure how Aleo was going to redeem Erik because he’s a jerk of the first order and I admit to wanting to strangle him. Let me give Aleo a high-five for redeeming him when I didn’t think it was possible. Character development is a little weak and I think it’s because we’ve known that Piper has a crush on Erik. It’s been… Read more »

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Dec 02
Blog Tour: Review-E.L. Farris’s I Run

Blog Tour: Review-E.L. Farris’s I Run

E.L. Farris’ I Run is an emotional journey as one woman tries to outrun her personal demons from the past and raise a family. As far as characterization, we have good character development. Sally is our main character and she’s married and a mother to three children. She’s been struggling since the accident and it’s easy to like her. There’s some personal trauma that she’s been trying to remember and yet can’t. Then we have her husband William who at times comes off as passive and I’m still trying to wrap my mind around him and what he thinks of Sally. We have a variety of secondary characters who play a vital role including Sally’s mother who is a first grade bitch. Then we have Sally’s friend Beth who has… Read more »

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Nov 28
Blog Tour: Review-Veronica Bane’s Mara + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Veronica Bane’s Mara + Giveaway

Veronica Bane’s Mara is an intriguing tale about a group of misfits finding common ground and friendship amid social tensions in the town of Jericho. As for characterization, it’s a bit weak, but again, it’s a novella and you can’t go into in-depth character development otherwise you sacrifice other aspects such as narrative. Our main character is Mara who has the ability to control fire and comes from a troubled past. We get to meet her brother briefly and it’s pretty apparent they have a rocky relationship. Mara does not live with him and instead went to live in Jericho with her aunt and uncle. Then we have Miyuki who can control water and unlike Mara is just coming to terms with what she can do. Other characters can control… Read more »

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