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Blog Tour Guest Post: Anne Merchant + GIVEAWAY

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Say hello to Joanna Wiebe and a new Anne Merchant book!

Having already read this book, I will say that it is definitely a great sequel to The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant, and you won't want to miss out!

The Wicked Awakening of Anne Merchant (#2)by Joanna Wiebe

Goodreads  ||  Amazon  ||  B&N  ||  BenBella 

Life and death, light and dark, spirit and flesh-on Wormwood Island the lines are always blurred. For Anne Merchant, who has been thrust back into this eerily secretive world, crossing the line seems inevitable, inescapable, destined.

Now, as Ben finds himself battling for the Big V and Teddy reveals the celestial plan in which Anne is entwined, Anne must choose: embrace her darkly powerful connection to a woman known as Lilith and, in doing so, save the boy she loves...or follow a safer path that is sure to lead to Ben's destruction at the hands of dark leaders. Hoping the ends will justify the means, Anne starts down the slippery slope into the underworld, intent on exploring the dark to find the light. But as the lure of Lilith proves powerfully strong, will Anne save others-only to lose herself?

Martyr Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY

Monday, October 13, 2014

Today OS&B is happy to receive the Martyr Blog Tour hosted by Me, My Shelf, and I! Author A.R. Kahler stopped by the blog to visit and chat about books that have influenced him as a writer. While I have yet to read Martyr, it definitely looks like a book I will be checking out! 

MARTYR: The Hunted Book One
Author: A.R. Kahler
Release Date: October 28th, 2014
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: Young Adult
Amazon || B&N 


Three years have passed since magic destroyed the world.
Those who remain struggle to survive the monsters roaming the streets, fighting back with steel and magic—the very weapons that birthed the Howls in the first place. Tenn is one such Hunter, a boy with the ability to harness the elements through ancient runes. For years, the Hunters have used this magic to keep the monsters at bay, but it's never been enough to truly win the war. Humans are losing.
When Tenn falls prey to an incubus named Tomás and his terrifying Kin, Tenn learns there's more to this than a fight for survival. He's a pawn in a bigger game, one with devastating consequences. If he doesn't play his part, it could cost him his life, his lover and his world

Compulsion Trailer Reveal!

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Today, we have a very special event! A trailer reveal! Unfortunately, I'm a few days late on this because moving is yucky, but you should check it out, because when you do, you could get a chance to win books, swag, signed copies etcetera. I mean, who doesn't want those awesome prizes?


by Martina Boone

Coming October 28th

Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse

Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.

All her life, Barrie Watson had been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lived with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead--a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family's twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

"Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you'll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series." -- #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

"A fresh twist on the Southern Gothic — haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing.” -- Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU and the Evernight and Spellcaster series 

"Compulsion is a stunningly magical debut with a delicious slow burn to be savored. I want to live in this story world!" -- Wendy Higgins, USA Today and NYT bestselling author of the Sweet Evil Trilogy from HarperTeen

This is a highly anticipated book! You can read my interview with Martina here and my review over Compulsion here.

About Martina:

Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them. She’s the founder of, a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and, a site devoted to encouraging literacy and all this YA Series.

From her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, children, and Auggie the wonder dog, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

Now for the amazing book trailer:

Wasn't that awesome? Doesn't it just make you want to dive into this book world? Ugh so much love!
Now for the GIVEAWAY!!!!!!
 Check out some of the awesome prizes you could win! But be sure to remember my special key code for extra entries! *Click the Giveaway link above to enter into the Rafflecopter*
My Key Code: KAKSAMR

Awesome right? Make sure you enter the giveaway and share with others! Everyone should read this awesome book! :)

Interview with Kelley Armstrong

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I had the privilege to meet Kelley Armstrong at the Dark Days tour stop in Irving, TX. She was very kind and had some interesting stories related to the foundation of Sea of Shadows, and she said that she would be happy to answer a few questions for us! I asked more about her craft and her journey as a writer rather than a lot about Sea of Shadows, but since that was the latest book out, I decided to go with that banner. Anyways, I hope you enjoy the interview, and make sure to check out her books when you get the chance!

1. How long have you been writing, and what inspired you to begin the journey?
I've been writing since childhood. I think what inspired me was the opportunity to tell my own stories. I loved reading, and writing meant I could make up the stories I wanted to hear.

2. You write books for both adult and YA genres. Which do you like writing best and why?
I don't have a favourite. They're alike enough that I enjoy both, but different enough to be a change of pace, so I don't feel I'm writing the same thing all the time.

Interview with Author Martina Boone

Friday, May 9, 2014
[I don't know the source of the original photo used above, if you do, let me know]

After having finished Compulsion by Martina Boone, I became increasingly interested in the hype of this book. The release date isn't until October, but oh my gosh, everyone should know about this gem of a book! If you are a book blogger, this is definitely something you will want to nab as an ARC. 

I connected with Ms. Martina via Twitter, and found that she was more than willing to do an interview with me. So why don't you keep reading and find out more about the author behind the story of Compulsion.

Blog Tour: Side Effects May Vary

Thursday, March 13, 2014

What's on your bucket list? This is a question that debut author Julie Murphy has been asked many times as her upcoming release date of Side Effects May Vary draws near. While I am reviewing the novel later this week, Julie asked several bloggers to talk about their own personal "bucket lists" in celebration of the novel's release. We were more than happy to oblige.

What if you’d been living your life as if you were dying—only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you? 

When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, her prognosis is grim. To maximize the time she does have, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs—however she sees fit. She convinces her friend Harvey, whom she knows has always had feelings for her, to help her with a crazy bucket list that’s as much about revenge (humiliating her ex-boyfriend and getting back at her arch nemesis) as it is about hope (doing something unexpectedly kind for a stranger and reliving some childhood memories). But just when Alice’s scores are settled, she goes into remission.

Now Alice is forced to face the consequences of all that she’s said and done, as well as her true feelings for Harvey. But has she done irreparable damage to the people around her, and to the one person who matters most? 

Julie Murphy’s SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY is a fearless and moving tour de force about love, life, and facing your own mortality.

Addison's Bucket List: 

1. Live in Europe. I was born to travel. My feet are restless if they stay in one place for too long. I have many friends that went abroad right after college, and part of my wishes I would have done this. I would love to pack up and live a year abroad, but a car payment, health insurance, and student loans now tie me down. 

Cover Reveal: Drawing Amanda by Stephanie Feuer + A GIVEAWAY!

Monday, March 3, 2014
Today on the blog we are super excited to be apart of the cover reveal for the novel Drawing Amanda by Stephanie Feuer!


DRAWING AMANDA is set in the under-parented, high-expectation world of a Manhattan international prep school. Fourteen-year-old Inky Kahn, smarting from the death of his father, only wants to have his artwork seen and appreciated. When he submits a drawing of his secret crush – Amanda – to an Internet game developer, Inky inadvertently draws her into a cyber-stalker’s lair. Now Inky must use his art to save his muse and trap the creep before he ensnares anyone else.

Looks amazing, right? What makes the book even better is that Feuer teamed up with illustrator S.Y. Lee to bring pieces of the book to life! I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy. To top this off, I was able to snag an interview with Stephanie and discuss Drawing Amanda. Check it out below! 

What inspired this book?
DRAWING AMANDA started, as so many creative endeavors do, with a “what if” moment. When an FBI officer spoke to parents at my son’s school about internet predators, most parents asked questions about how best to check up on their kids’ activity.

Not me. I got stuck on the part about these trolls using imagery to break down the inhibitions of the youngsters they were trying to lure. I wondered who was behind the artwork.  What if it was a high school kid? And so DRAWING AMANDA was hatched.

Blog Tour: My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Okay you guys, today I am super excited to share that Ali Novak of My Life with the Walter Boys is here for our very first guest post! As I stated in my review, I loved this book. It made my teenage heart flutter. My co-author Amanda also knows Ali through the Wattpad world, and we both think she is one adorable up and coming author. 

Today Ali is here to write about the inspiration behind the quirky, dreamy, and hilarious characters seen in My Life with the Walter Boys. Enjoy! 

Pair the Walter boys with their real life inspirations:

To be honest, I wouldn’t say there are any people in my life that I specifically based my characters on. However, some of my characters have borrowed the names of my friends and family. For example, my brother’s name is Jackie. He was thrilled when he found out I named my main character after him, but then he realized Jackie was a girl… He wasn’t too happy about that. Alex, Kim, Jack, Isaac, Lee and Sammy are all named after people I know.

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