New Release: #LosingLeah, by @TiffanyKingYA

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Some bonds can’t be broken.

Ten years after the tragic disappearance of her twin sister Leah, sixteen-year-old Mia Klein still struggles to exist within a family that has never fully recovered. Deep in the dark recesses of her mind lies an overwhelming shadow, taunting Mia with mind-splitting headaches that she tries to hide in an effort to appear okay.

Leah Klein’s life as she knew it ended the day she was taken, thrust into a world of abuse and fear by a disturbed captor―”Mother,” as she insists on being called. Ten years later, any recollections of her former life are nothing more than fleeting memories, except for those about her twin sister, Mia.

As Leah tries to gain the courage to escape, Mia’s headaches grow worse. Soon, both sisters will discover that their fates are linked in ways they never realized.

 

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Want to grab a copy of Losing Leah? You can get it from:

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And if you’d like to read my review of the book click anywhere in this sentence.

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About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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ARC Review: Losing Leah, by @TiffanyKingYA

Title: Losing Leah Author: Tiffany King
Rating: 5/5 stars

“Some bonds can’t be broken.

Ten years after the tragic disappearance of her twin sister Leah, sixteen-year-old Mia Klein still struggles to exist within a family that has never fully recovered. Deep in the dark recesses of her mind lies an overwhelming shadow, taunting Mia with mind-splitting headaches that she tries to hide in an effort to appear okay.

Leah Klein’s life as she knew it ended the day she was taken, thrust into a world of abuse and fear by a disturbed captor―”Mother,” as she insists on being called. Ten years later, any recollections of her former life are nothing more than fleeting memories, except for those about her twin sister, Mia.

As Leah tries to gain the courage to escape, Mia’s headaches grow worse. Soon, both sisters will discover that their fates are linked in ways they never realized. (description from Goodreads)

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I’ve read much of what Tiffany King has written over the last few years. Knowing a majority of her body of work, I thought I knew what to expect from her books. After diving into Losing Leah I now know that I should toss all I knew about King aside and brace myself for a new side to this author’s writing.

Losing Leah takes the reader on a dark and twisty ride testing the bounds of reality unfolding with each chapter. This book is one that continued to give satisfying surprises, laughs, and meaningful moments in an unapologetic flow making it difficult to put down.

I’m amazed by where King has taken her writing and will gladly continue following this new direction in her storytelling. Losing Leah is a book that’ll stick with me for years to come.

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Want to pre-order a copy? You can find it over on

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About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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Review: All Out Wild Wonder, by @kaysarahsera


Title: All Out Wild Wonder
Author: Sarah Kay

Rating: 5/5 stars

“From renowned poet Sarah Kay, a single volume poem perfect for teachers and mentors.

All Our Wild Wonder is a vibrant tribute to extraordinary educators and a celebration of learning. The perfect gift for the mentors in our lives, this charming, illustrated poem reminds us of the beauty in, and importance of, cultivating curiosity, creativity, and confidence in others. (description from Goodreads)

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All Our Wild Wonder is yet another poem by Sarah Kay that I won’t get tired of rereading or relistening to, no matter how many times I do.

Not many poems can become a book all on its own, but Kay has a gift for doing so. Like B and The TypeAll Our Wild Wonder is a piece that combines Kay’s style of storytelling with life lessons and positive outlook on the world. This poem explores the life-long influence that one person can have on an entire school full of children, just by caring around them more than others may have.

Much can be said about Kay’s writing. But I find that it speaks for itself even better than if I tried to put more words to this review. I suggest not skipping over this poem and this poet.

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Want to grab a copy now? You can find it over on

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About the Author:

Sarah Kay is a New Yorker. a poetry writer and reader. a spoken word poetry teacher. the founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E. with Phil Kaye. a witty banter enthusiast. a postcard lover. a documentary filmmaker. a foodie. a playwright. a singer. a songwriter. a photographer. a best-selling author of the book B. an editor for Write Bloody Publishing. a Gemini. a mediocre driver at best. a musical theater geek. a smoothie expert. the daughter of a Taoist mother and a Brooklynese father. a hapa. less cool than her little brother. an alum of the United Nations International School. an alum of Brown University. an alum of Brown University Graduate School’s Masters Program in the Art of Teaching Secondary English. a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Grinnell College.

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Review: Pixie Tamer, by @MeganPHaskell

Title: Pixie Tamer (Sanyare Chronicles #0.5) Author: Megan Haskel
Rating: 5/5 stars

“A Short Story Prequel to Sanyare: The Last Descendant

It’s Nuriel “Rie” Lhethannien’s twenty-fifth nameday. She should be celebrating her rise to maturity, not sweating in the training hall. But life isn’t fair, and humans aren’t equal to the elves, at least not in the High Court.

After losing a practice bout to the one man she wants to trust, Rie is thrown into the most challenging test of her life. Will the rewards outweigh the risks? (description from Goodreads)

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I bought a copy of book one of the Sanyare Chronicles thinking it looked like something I’d enjoy. When I got home, I discovered that there was this prequel, Pixie Tamer, and decided to read it first.

I’m glad I read this quick short story. It’s not very long, but it felt like a good introduction to the world I’ll soon dive into in The Last Descendant. In its few pages I got a feel for who Rie is. I also got a feel for the world in which she lives. It’s a world I now want to explore more. I also think the characters will be even more interesting as the series does on.

This prequel story is just a taste of what I’m sure will be a series worth reading. I can’t wait to read more.

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About the Author:

Legend has it, I was born with a book in my hands. When I was a kid, my mom would ground me from reading in order to get me to do my chores. To this day, I can readily ignore the real world in favor of the imaginary one lurking between the pages of my current addiction. My dad — also an avid reader — introduced me to Tolkien in my late elementary years, and I never looked back. I love escaping to worlds where magic and monsters are real, especially stories with kick-butt heroines and dangerously attractive heroes.

Despite my voracious book appetite, I didn’t start creative writing until I was working as a number cruncher in a big accounting firm. With an hour plus commute by train every day, and a demanding left-brain occupation, I needed a mobile creative outlet. A pen and paper are about as mobile as it gets! As the pages began to fill, I quickly moved onto a tiny laptop, and a writer was born. Now I get to create my own fantasies!

I currently live in Southern California with my wonderfully supportive husband, two daughters, and a ridiculously energetic dog.

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HRM – Some of my Favorite Holiday Romances

Merry Christmas!

I’m not going to feature just one book today. Instead, you’ll find a list of some of my favorite holiday romances from over the years. It’s similar to a list I had last year, but it’s updated with books I’ve read more recently. It also has stories from the Rainbow Advent Calendar (the whole calendar is linked down there, too).

As an added bonus: I put my holiday romance wishlist and a few titles from the list that I think more people should check out. They’re the ones higher on my wishlist for one reason or another.

What are some of your favorites? I haven’t had anyone chime in all month. How about we share some titles and help people get more books in their lives!fancy lineresize

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And a few that are on my Holiday Wishlist, that I think you should check out too:

HRM – Two holiday stories from @JillShalvis

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One of my favorite things about holiday romances is that more often than not, the characters are brought together because of the weather. Winter weather. Snow. Something I don’t have much of in Colorado (surprising, right?) Here are two novellas from Jill Shalvis that have weather playing a big part in. I read One Snowy Night (review) last year, and it made me go out and get more of Shalvis’ books (some of which may or may not be holiday books, as well). Holiday Wishes is Shalvis’ novella from this year, and another great read. I haven’t reviewed it yet, but if I ever sit myself in front of the computer long enough, it’ll be one of the many holiday romance reviews coming your way. I have a bit of a pile starting.

Hope you check these two out. And if you’ve read any of the author’s other holiday books, I’d love to hear about them. Leave suggestions in the comments!

 

Eddie Rodrigues doesn’t stay in one place long enough to get attached. The only time he broke that rule, things went south fast. Now he’s on the road again, with barely enough cash in his pocket to hop a bus south after his (sort-of-stolen) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Midwest, USA.

He’s fine. He’ll manage. Until he watches that girl get hit by a car and left to die.

Local shop owner Grayson Croft isn’t in the habit of doing people any favors. But even a recluse can’t avoid everyone in a town as small as Clear Lake. And when the cop who played Juliet to your Romeo in the high school play asks you to put up her key witness for the night, you say yes.

Now Gray’s got a grouchy glass artist stomping around his big, empty house, and it turns out that he . . . maybe . . . kind of . . . likes the company.

But Eddie Rodrigues never sticks around.

Unless a Christmas shop owner who hates the season can show an orphan what it means to have family for the holidays.

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It’s Christmastime again in Heartbreaker Bay!

When Sean O’Riley shows up at the Hartford Bed & Breakfast for his older brother’s bachelor weekend, he’s just hoping to make it through the weekend. What he’s not expecting is to come face to face with the woman he lost his virginity to a decade ago—a woman he’s never really forgotten.

The last time Lotti Hartford saw Sean, she told him she loved him while he said nothing. Now, ten years later, she’s just looking for a good time. For once, she wants to be the wild and free one, and Sean – the good time guy – is the perfect candidate.

But as the weekend continues, Sean realizes that after a lifetime of being the hook-up king, he’s ready to find happily-ever-after, and he wants it with Lotti. But will she open her heart to him again? As Christmas sweeps through the little B&B, he can only hope love and magic are in the air.

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If you’d like a One Snowy Night, you can find it on:

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If you’d like a Holiday Wishes, you can find it on:

Amazon | B&N | KoboiBooks

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About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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HRM – Cross Country Christmas, by @TiffanyKingYA

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The book I’m featuring today is one I first read back in 2013. It was also one of the first holiday themed novellas I read, and possibly the gateway into why I’m featuring all these other holiday books this month.

Long-time readers will recognize the name Tiffany King as one of my favorite authors. This novella was a good example of why I’ve enjoyed her work. You can find my review by clicking THIS, or just continue on below to make judgement for yourself.

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With the holiday season upon her, Jamie Foster is once again stressed about making her yearly visit back home to Woodfalls, still single. Fate intervenes in the form of Grant Johnson, a boy she grew up with, who catches the same flight while returning home from a business trip.

When a malfunction sends their plane crashing down on the runway upon takeoff, Jamie and Grant decide to rent a car and make the nine-hundred-mile drive home together. Ironically for them, anything that can go wrong does as they face one hysterical hurdle after another.

Christmas may finally bring Jamie the gift of love she has always wanted if she and Grant can manage to overcome a few obstacles along the way. Ho-ho-ho!

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About the Author:

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USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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