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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine / Harper Teen Winter 2016 Blog Tour / Giveaway #HarperWinter2016Tour

HELLO AND WELCOME TO TODAY'S Harper Winter 2016 Tour!
Today I'm so thrilled to spotlight one of my most anticipated reads for 2016, THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine!


By: C.J. Redwine
Published by: Balzer & Bray
To Be Released on: February 23rd, 2015
Series: Ravenspire #1
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A dark epic fantasy inspired by the tale of Snow White, from C. J. Redwine, the author of the Defiance series. Perfect for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses and Cinder.
Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She'll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.
In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol's father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic of his own—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman—and bring her Lorelai's heart.
But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn't going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.
This book sounds fabulous! I have loved C.J. other books. Be sure to add this one to your TBR lists!


C. J. Redwine loves fairy tales, Harry Potter, and any movie starring Johnny Depp. She is also the author of Defiance and Deception. If the novel-writing gig ever falls through, she'll join the Avengers and wear a cape to work every day. C.J. lives in Nashville with her husband and children.

Find C.J. via: her Website | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr | Goodreads



A Harper Teen Winter 2016 Catalog prizepack of 40+ books*.
*All YA titles in the winter2016 catalog with the exception of The Siren by Kiera Cass, Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige and Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard.*

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5 Finished Copies from the Harper Teen Fall 2015 Catalog
5 books are: , The Lies About Truth, Dreamland, Dumplin’, and Velvet Da Vinci’s Tiger

Each blog will have a code word on their post. There are 45 words all together, so make sure you visit all the blogs and grab their word.  It will become a sentence (or paragraph) which you will then have to email in to enter.  One random winner be picked on December 1st. Here is the email:

The secret word isTO


  1. Winner must have a valid US mailing address to receive the prize
  2. Winner must be over 13
  3. Only one (1) entry per person for Prize #2 – duplicates will be deleted.
  4. Only a completed phrase will be accepted as an entry – do not email each word/phrase daily. Wait until you have the complete saying and then email in.
  5. All email submissions must be received by 11:59 PM EST 11/30/2015.
  6. Winners will be selected 12/1/2015 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize before another is selected.
  7. Participating blogs and bloggers are not responsible for unsent, damaged, and/or stolen prizes offered by the publisher.

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Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel / Top Ten Tuesday #42

Hello & welcome to this week's Top Ten Tuesday. This week's topic is 10 Debut Authors Who's Sophomore Books I'm Looking Forward to Reading. My last Top Ten Tuesday post was, Halloween Freebie - 10 Creepy Halloween Reads.

I have read some phenomenal debut books over the last year. The majority of which all had debut books out this year. I have to say, their books made it really hard for me to get into the books I read after theirs. Some of these debuts were so great, that I would have considered selling an entire bookcase full of books just to read their sophomore book.... okay I may not have gone through with selling one of my bookcases full of books, but I would have considered it.

Check out my list of Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward to Reading Their Sophomore Novel.. aka.... If their sequels/sophomore books were already available for pre-ordered, I have preordered them. 

1) An Ember In The Ashes by Sabba Tahir
This is going to be the first in a list of 10 books where all I need to say is I LOVED IT! Sabba's writing, and storytelling is captivating. I absolutely loved this book! I've already got my copy of A Torch Against the Night pre-ordered. 

2) The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahadieh

This is another debut that loved! Like Sabba, Renee's writing and storytelling are flawless. Like every book on this list, I wish their sequels were already out. I've already got the sequel, The Rose & The Dagger pre-ordered. 

3) The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I absolutely loved this book! This is one of those reads that had me wishing I had the sequel in my hands so I could read it after I finished this book. I've already got Glass Sword, pre-ordered.

4) The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace

This is one of those debuts that left me in awe, because I couldn't believe it was Becky's debut. I loved it, and I can't wait for The Skylighter, which is also already pre-ordered. 

5) Compulsion by Martina Boone

I might be cheating a bit with this one, because I've already reviewed her sophomore novel, Persuasion, here. It is just as fabulous as her debut!! I love her Martina's writing and now I can't wait for her next book. 

) The Girl At Midnight by Melissa Gray
This was one of those surprising debuts that totally blew me away. I loved this book, and I can't wait to pick up my copy of Melissa's sequel, The Shadow Hour.

7) Lock & Mori by Heather Petty

While this sequel's title hasn't yet been named, I'm impatiently waiting for it to be released. I loved Heather's debut, and I need this book asap!

8) Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins
Same as above! I loved her debut, and I can't wait for this sequel, who's title hasn't yet been released. 

9) Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout
Y'all know I'm not a huge contemporary fan, but this is one of those books that makes me a fan. I loved Katie's debut! It had everything I wanted in a contemp, and I can not wait to read her next book!

10) Cruel Beauty of Rosamund Hodge
I know her sequel, Crimson Bound, is already out, but I've not yet had a chance to read it, even though the book is sitting on the top of my TBR pile. I loved this debut, and I'm really looking forward to reading her sequel!

There are a lot of fabulous debut authors who's books have been released over this last year. These are just a few of my favorites, who's next books I can't wait to read. Who are some of your favorite debut authors?

OUT TODAY - November 3rd, 2015

Happy Release Day to the following YA books hitting shelves TODAY!

  • Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
  • The Conjurer's Riddles by Andrea Cremer
  • All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • The Anatomical Shapes of a Heart by Jenn Bennett,
  • The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens
  • All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • Need by Joelle Charbonneau
  • The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel
  • Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carrier
  • Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins
  • The Girl With the Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller
  • Traffick by Ellen Hopkins
  • Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn
  • Half Truths by Sally Green 
  • How To Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras

  • Which new releases are you looking forward to picking up?