So, I've been away. I know. Last Friday was a difficult day for me, personally, and since then I've been halfway across the country spending some much needed time with my family. Most of them, anyway.
But I'm back, and it's FRIDAY! And that means it's a CHARMING post day. And today's post is a GIVEAWAY. One of the bloggers who received an Advanced Release Copy for review is raffling off a paperback!
YES! This means if you enter and win, YOU and ONLY YOU will receive CHARMING over four months prior to the book's release date (10/6/14, mark your calendar!). But you have to HURRY! There are only 9 hours left to enter.
So head on over to Crossroadreviews.com and put your twitchy fingers to work! And if you need something to whet your appetite for CHARMING, check out Seeing Double In Neverland's ARC review or even For the Love of Books's review.
If you happen to attend UtopYA Con in Nashville June 20-22, then you will have an opportunity to hold a copy of CHARMING and thumb through the pages. I'll be in area 51.5 Friday (all day), selling and signing copies of all my published works, as well as giving away lots of fun swag.
Now, for my not so CHARMING portion of the post, I shall talk about other books! Recently I've read some really great ones.
Ryan Hill is a good friend of mine and offered me a copy of his newest title, BOOK OF BART. This story is hilarious! You will love, hate, and at times be confused by the main character, but you will never stop having a good laugh. This little beauty is on sale for 99 cents, and probably appropriate for audiences 15+ (swearing, sexual innuendos).
Rachel Harris is another friend of mine, and her story My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century is a lighthearted teen drama about a girl who goes back in time to the Renaissance and learns some great life lessons from great, great, great, great, great, great aunts and uncles. This is a title I'd rate for ages 10+.
The Winter People is a literary suspense novel written for adults, but is well-suited for teens who enjoy literary novels. ;-) The story follows the lives of several women who are all connected in supernatural ways. The pace was fantastic, the book was creepy and visual, however the ending lacked the emotional rush I enjoy with most suspense/thrillers. This was a great change of pace for me, as mostly everything I read falls into the teen category. And even with one of the main characters being a teen, the book wasn't filled with the typical ya story tropes.
And the last book that I've read, but not least as I have one more mention, is KILLING RUBY ROSE. This teen book was SO MUCH FUN. I finished it in one sitting (literally, we were driving back from Illinois and I read it while sitting in the car). The pace kept me hooked. The main character was troubled. The action never stopped. There were some believability issues with the novel, but none that ever pulled me out of the story. I loved it.
Finally, what I plan to read this weekend: CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE. The sixth book in the Mortal Instruments series is finally here, and I'm finally going to read it, and we've finally reached the end of this post.
Talk to you guys next week!