Friday, July 31, 2015

Now Booking - Review tour for LGBTQ YA Contemp. Romance

I am now booking a review tour for an LGBTQ YA Contemporary Romance - A Hard Day's Night by Mia Kerick. This is a 22k novella.

Tour dates: Aug 31 - Sept 11. I have epub, mobi and pdf available. More information is below, if you would like to sign up for this tour please email me with the date you can post as well as the format you would like.




Book Description:
 
High school senior Kalin (Lennon) Macready knows several facts for certain: John Lennon is his hero. Beaumont Finley Danforth II (Fin) is his best friend. And—this is the complicated one—he feels more for Fin than mere friendship. 

For weeks, Lennon pesters Fin, who like Lennon admits to questioning his sexual orientation, for a commitment to spend twenty-four hours together exploring “the gay side of life.” Fin reluctantly agrees. Each boy will seek to answer the daunting question, Am I gay? Lennon pre-plans the day, filling the hours with what he assumes “gay life” is all about: shopping for fashionable clothing, indulging in lavish dessert crepes, boogying to Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off”, and yes, listening to show tunes. 

However, Lennon quickly realizes that in creating his plan he has succumbed to the most common and distorted of gay stereotypes. Can he be gay and not fit them? And more importantly, is it possible that spending one very hard day and night together will help Fin accept that he’s gay, too? If so, maybe Lennon has a shot at winning the heart of the boy of his dreams. 

“A Hard Day’s Night” is an amusing young adult contemporary romance about two boys who seek to discover if they must fulfill stereotypes to be together. 

In the end, maybe all you need is love.

Excerpt:

I park directly in front of the salon.
“The Best Little Hair House in Westfield?” Fin looks at me incredulously but doesn’t dish out a criticism. My dear friend Fin has great difficulty with that whole “calling it like he sees it” thing.
“I didn’t name the place,” I mutter as I jump out of the Jeep. After shaking his curly blond head a couple of times in what-did-I-get-myself-into disbelief, Fin does the same.
I’ll be sorry to see those pretty curls on the floor of the beauty salon, but we’re gonna endure our mutual makeover, one way or another.
In my opinion, having mutual makeovers spells togetherness as well as exploring our more feminine sides. “Come on. We have both of the salon’s haircutters booked for the next hour.” Then I mumble in a manner designed to be intentionally incoherent, “And we have a makeup artist for the following forty-five minutes....” Fin doesn’t hear this part and I think it’s for the best.
“Daaahlings, you must be Lennon and Fin....” Richard, I assume, since I recognize his sing-song voice from the phone call I made to set up our appointments, greets us at the door, air-kissing me and Fin, on both cheeks. I know immediately that if my goal is to immerse Fin and me in all things homosexual, we are in the right place. I find it hard to tear my eyes off Fin as he checks out the salon. I’ll sum up the salon’s d├ęcor like this: rainbow-glitter-velvet-jelly-bean-explosion. And I’m pretty sure that Fin, coming from a lifestyle enhanced by the subtle shades of Williams-Sonoma and Restoration Hardware, has never laid eyes on anything quite this... this vibrant. And Richard’s lilting voice one more time sings out proudly, “Welcome to the Hair House!”
At this point, Fin, with extremely wide eyes, checks out the slick-haired narrow-eyed man who is going to beautify him. Not that Fin needs any enhancement in that department, whatsoever, because even if I weren’t gay, I’d recognize that Fin is a stunner. “I... um... thank you,” he says and offers his hand, which Richard grasps, lifts dramatically to his lips, and kisses very slowly.
“And I must insist that you call me Chard—all of my dearest friends do,” the stylist utters, a glimmer of hopefulness blatant in his sly, dark eyes.
Fin’s lips move but no sound comes out. He’s probably trying to formulate the words for what he is thinking: Are you kidding me—you call yourself Chard? Hahahaha!! But with no success, as Fin, like I mentioned before, has trouble with calling upside-down black heart shapes with tiny stems what they are—yeah, spades.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Now on Tour - Breaking Her Rules by Jennifer Snow

Review tour for Breaking Her Rules by Jennifer Snow kicks off today! Check out the schedule and make sure to enter the giveaway!


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July 27th
Eager Reader
Review

July 28th
Romance Novel Giveaways
Review

July 29th
My Book Filled Life
Review

July 30th
Alicia’s World of Pages
Review

July 31st
Books are Love
Review

Book and Ink
Review

August 2nd
Kelly Smith Reviews
Review

August 3rd
The Phantom Paragrapher
Review

August 4th
Laurie Michele
Review



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Jennifer Snow lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and four year old son. She is a member of the Writers Guild of Alberta, the Romance Writers of America, the Canadian Author Association, and SheWrites.org.  She is also a regular blogger on the Heartwarming Authors site and is a contributing author to Mslexia Magazine, WestWord Magazine and RWR. She has also taught RWA Chapters courses online.  Her 2013 Holiday Romance-The Trouble With Mistletoe was a finalist in the 2014 Golden Quill Contest and the Heart of Denver Aspen Gold Contest.

Her publishing credits include two holiday novellas, previously published by The Wild Rose Press, now re-released or being re-released as self-published editions through Amazon. The Mistletoe Fever was an Amazon bestseller for two weeks in the category of Kindle Short Reads. Her six book small town, Brookhollow series is published through Harlequin Heartwarming and she has a new MMA sports romance series releasing through Berkley/NAL Intermix in 2015. RT Reviews has given each of her Brookhollow series books 4 stars.

She also hosts an annual SnowGlobe Award contest in recognition of holiday themed romance stories, with over forty entries each year, with participants ranging from new authors to NYT Bestselling authors, such as Brenda Novak and Sarah Morgan. More information about the contest can be found at www.snowglobeawardcontest.vpweb.ca
She is active on her website, Facebook, Twitter, and various blog sites and has a monthly author newsletter.

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Now on Tour - Santeria and Sorcery by Lola White

Review tour for Santeria and Sorcery by Lola White kicks off today! Check out the schedule and make sure you enter the giveaway!

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July 27th
BB’s Book Reviews
Spotlight

July 28th
Books By Centeno
Spotlight

July 29th
Pinky’s Favorite Reads
Spotlight

July 30th
Spotlight

August 1st
Wanderbook
Review

August 2nd
The Phantom Paragrapher
Spotlight

Musings in Fiction Alley
Review

August 3rd
Reading Writing and What Not
Review

August 4th
Happy Tails and Tales
Review

August 6th
Kelly Smith Reviews
Review

August 7th
Books are Love
Review

Bio:
Lola White writes what she writes, which is erotic fiction. Sometimes horror, sometimes paranormal, sometimes romance. It’s all sexy, but never predictable because she likes to twist reality at its edges in her stories. She likes delving into the emotions of her characters, finding their strengths and weaknesses, and seeing (and showing) how they get themselves out of whatever trouble has found them—if they can.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Now on Tour - Remote by Lisa Acerbo!

Two Week Tour for Remote by Lisa Acerbo kicks off today! Check out the schedule below and make sure to enter the giveaway!

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July 20th
Reading, Writing, and What Not
Review

Around the World in Books
Spotlight

July 21st
Deal Sharing Aunt
Spotlight

Pinky’s Favorite Reads
Spotlight

July 22nd
CBY Book Club
Spotlight

Raquel Gabrielle’s Blog
Review

July 23rd
Sunshine Book Promos
Spotlight

July 24th
CD Yess Writes
Review

July 26th
Books and Banter
Interview

July 27th
The Reader Haven
Guest Post

July 30th
Boom Baby Reviews
Character Interview
 
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Lisa Acerbo is a high school teacher and holds an EdD in Educational Leadership. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, daughters, three cats, and horse. She is the author of Apocalipstick and has contributed to local newspapers, news and travel blogs including The Patch and Hollywood Scriptwriter.

Lisa Acerbo is a high school teacher and holds an EdD in Educational Leadership. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, daughters, three cats, and horse. She is the author of Apocalipstick and has contributed to local newspapers, news and travel blogs including The Patch and Hollywood Scriptwriter.
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