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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

EVER THE BRAVE by Erin Summerill / Book Blitz: Read An Excerpt & Enter to WIN! #EverTheBrave

We are so excited to spotlight today's release of, EVER THE BRAVE by Erin Summerill! To celebrate this new release, we're thrilled to be apart of the book blitz, hosted by Rockstar Tours. Below you'll find out more about the book, read an excerpt & be sure to enter to win the giveaway! HMH books is giving 3 copies of EVER THE BRAVE away to 3 lucky readers! 


By: Erin Summerill
Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers
Released on: December 5, 2017
Series: Clash of Kingdoms #2
Purchase it from: AmazonB&NiBooksTBD
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Ever the Divided. Ever the Feared. Ever the Brave.

After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she'd like to, and now he's insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life—as well as her country—may be lost.

The stakes are higher than ever in the sequel to Ever the Hunted, as Britta struggles to protect her kingdom and her heart.


The king and his men ride away into the Ever Woods.

Gillian sweeps in, face beaming. I want to shake her shoulders and erase that smile. I slam the door.

“You look murderous.” Gillian spins around, her skirts swishing against the stone.

“I am.”

A blink. “You don’t like the dresses?”

“Really? You’ve been living with me for a month.”

“Right. So they’re not your usual choice, but they’re variety. Something different form brown trousers.

“They’re for the Royal Winter Feast Ball. He wants to sprinkle royal dust on me and make me noble.”

Gillian presses her hands to her cheeks and pretends to swoon.

“Stop it,” I snap.

She flounces into the bedroom and lifts a rose dress from the bed. That grin. Seeds. She’s as mad as the King Aodren.

The pull to the king, still taut in my chest, halves my attention from her squealing prattle. I press my palm to my sternum. I’d give anything to be free of him. To be able to live in peace on Papa’s land. But I don’t know how to break the bond.

If Enat were still alive — the thought flattens me — she’d know what to do. She’d tell me how to free myself from King Aodren. He’s been gone for five minutes, and I can still pick out his location in the Ever Woods.

I pound my fist on the door. I have to figure out a way to rid myself of the bond. I have to.
Gillian jerks to a stop. “It’s not the end of the world.”

I start to respond, but an answering rush of something strange and shuddery slips under the surface of my skin. I lurch, cradling my suddenly clammy hand, eyeing Gillian, then the door with growing alarm. Unease spreads from the top of my head to my heels, a drop of poison fanning through a jar of ale.

I’ve felt this way before.

“What is it?” Gillian’s fists crinkle a rose-colored gown. Breath suddenly short, I yank the door open and stare deep into the Evers. The breeze’s icy fingers caress my face. There’s nothing to see, but something is very wrong.

“The king.”

ABOUT BOOK 1 In The Series

By: Erin Summerill
Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pub. Date: December 27, 2016
Purchase it from: AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks
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Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force. 


Erin Summerill was born in England. After spending years bouncing between Air Force bases in Hawaii, England, and California, her family settled in Utah, where Erin graduated with a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. She had aspirations to write the next great American novel, but writing proved tougher than she first thought. So she grabbed a Nikon and became a professional photographer while crafting manuscript after manuscript. The scenic detour of shooting weddings across the United States, as well as internationally, provided world-building inspiration. It gave her the vision to draft her debut YA fantasy, EVER THE HUNTED. Now when she isn’t writing, or shooting a wedding, she’s chasing her four kids, two dogs, one cat, and five chickens. This could be why she downs massive amounts of Coke Zero and Hot tamales.

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OUT TODAY! 12/5/17 New YA Releases

Out Today! Happy Book Birthday to today's newest YA releases
Check out the newest titles hitting bookstore shelves today: 

  1. Ever The Brave by Erin Summerill, HMH Books
  2. Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills, Henry Holt 
  3. Instructions For A Secondhand Heart by Tamsyn Murray, Poppy
  4. Rules of Rain by Leah Scheier, Sourcebooks 
  5. The Rebels of Gold by Elise Kova, Key Master Press
  6. Sea of Strangers by Erica Cameron, Entangled Teen
  7. Cloaked In Shadow by Ben Alderson, Oftomes
  8. The Girl In The Tower by Katherine Arden, Del Rey
  9. Where I Found You by Heidi R. Kling, Entangled Teen, *12/4/17
  10. The Sweetheart Sham by Danielle Ellison, Entangled Crush, *12/4/17
Which new releases are you looking forward to picking up this week? 
As always, please let me know if I missed adding a new YA release to this list. Just leave me a comment with the title and author, and I'll add it to the list. Happy Reading! 

Ten Book Settings I'd Love to Visit / #TopTenTuesday

Welcome to today's Top Ten Tuesday feature. This week's topic is; Ten Book Settings I'd Love To Visit. My previous Top Ten Tuesday post was, Ten Books On My Winter TBR ListYou can check out my previous TTT posts here.

Source: Pottermore 

I love this week's topic, because I love book settings as much I love getting to know a character. I love it when settings make you feel as though you're there. Not matter if they're a real place or an imaginative place created just for the story you're reading. There are a number of settings I've fallen in love with over the years, and would love to visit. Of course once I'm asked what they are, my mind draws a blank. However, here are the ones that came to mind, though my list can easily be more than ten. 

Source: Wookiepedia
  1. Hogwarts - I'm pretty sure we don't need to explain why we'd love to come visit Hogwarts
  2. Narnia - Who doesn't want to have a closet that leads to the woods in Narnia? I always wished I had a wardrobe closet that did that as a kid.
  3. Pemberly - Hello, Mr. Darcy (that was just for you Sophie) haha
  4. Hyde Park - We love all things Victorian London, and we'd love to visit a setting from a favorite beloved classic.
  5. Scotland - There's something about the historical Scottish settings in Outlander, and few other adult books I've read, that I am absolutely fascinated about. I would love to just spend a day or two there.
    1. Ireland - I've fallen in love with the Irish lore and it's setting from a few YA and adult books I've read over the last couple of years. I'd love to visit both the historical settings I've falling in love with, and the modern day.
    3. Ewok Village in Star Wars - I've loved the Ewoks since I visit saw the Star Wars movies as a kid, and have wanted to go hang out with them in their village in the trees ever since. 
    4. Neverland - I seriously would love to visit it just once, just because it's Neverland. This place fascinated me as a kid.
    5. The London Institute - I'm fairly certain we don't need to explain why... WILL / JEM. 
    6. The Library in Beauty and the Beast - Let's be honest, who wouldn't want a library like that? I'm not sure I'd leave that place.
    Really any setting any of my favorite authors have created, would be a place I'd love to visit. From real settings to historical ones, creative ones, and imaginative ones that spring to life within my favorite fantasy novels. From woodlands, to castles and various kingdoms, ships at sea, mountains, fae realms, to middle eastern deserts, the streets of London and Paris, and the wild West, and so much more. I have far more settings I would love to visit in person, than what is just listed here. From the Grishaverse, to the Shadowhunter Institutes, to Mytica, Sitia, the fae realms, and so many other places. I love falling in love with the settings of books I'm reading as much as the characters I'm reading about. 

    What settings would love to visit?