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Free E-book. The Rocker and the Bird Girl

An Early Christmas Present

The Rocker and the Bird Girl, Mattie Saunders Series Book 1.


"... a seriously non-traditional #lovestory".


Romance and action combine with environmental themes for an exciting exploration of contemporary culture.


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text 2019-03-29 11:00
Blog Tour & Giveaway! Umbra (Dimension Drift #.2) Christina Bauer!






Hello, Readers! Today, I am sharing a young adult dystopian fantasy with you – Umbra by Christina Bauer! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!






by Christina Bauer
(Dimension Drift Prequels, #2) 
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: March 26th 2019
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Young Adult



A prequel novella to the new series from USA Today’s ‘must read YA paranormal romance’ author, Christina Bauer.

One day, eighteen-year-old Thorne will be the Emperor of the Omniverse, the single being who rules countless worlds. Trouble is, his father Cole–who’s also the current Emperor–is a sadistic freak.

In fact, Cole won’t even keep his promises to the very humans who got him his throne.

Thorne won’t stand for it. He decides to travel to the human world and make good on his father’s promises. What he doesn’t count on is falling in love….

“I love how Bauer manages to add some awesome new world building to each of her books.”– Woven Magic

This new series is perfect for: fans of urban fantasy, action and adventure, cool science, evil corporations, forbidden romance and hot new classmates who may or may not be aliens.





Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42194682-umbra


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/umbra-by-christina-bauer


Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1042886


GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=3S5KDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=christina+bauer+umbra&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjQ2KHC-ZnhAhUjja0KHdPuA84Q6AEIKjAA





AVAILBLE in print or ebook


Amazon: https://books2read.com/u/ba0DvP?store=amazon

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/umbra-christina-bauer/1127939176?ean=9781945723384

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/umbra/id1345628781?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo=4

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/umbra-5

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Christina_Bauer_Umbra?id=3S5KDwAAQBAJ




Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)

⦁ Copy of Umbra (print or ebook) & more!


(this giveaway is set up and managed by author, not Xpresso Book Tours):


a Rafflecopter giveaway





Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too. 


Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

Be the first to know about new releases from Christina by signing up for her newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/CBupdates

Stalk Christina On Social Media – She Loves It!


Blog: http://monsterhousebooks.com/blog/category/christina


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorBauer/


Twitter: @CB_Bauer


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christina_cb_bauer/


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christina-bauer-481b12139/


Web site: http://monsterhousebooks.com/authors/cbauer








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text 2019-03-16 11:00
Book Blitz & Giveaway with Excerpt! My Name is Rose by Alexa Kingaard!





Good Morning Readers! Today is Saturday and I am starting this weekend off by joining in a book blitz for the new release of My Name is Rose by Alexa Kingaard! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!







My Name Is Rose 
by Alexa Kingaard
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: March 15th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult




Rose is unsettled, curious, and bored. Life in a hippie commune is her parent’s dream come true, not hers. She doesn’t share their passion for living off the land, nor does she enjoy the isolation that is thrust upon her. When she convinces them to send her to public school in the nearby town, a new world opens up to her.


As she pursues her education, Rose chooses a different path, leaving her parents heartbroken at her insistence they are hiding something from her. She’s convinced her father isn’t the man her mother married.


Although she finds love far away from her roots and upbringing, her wounds only deepen as she keeps her family at arm’s length. What she loses during those years can only be retrieved with her understanding that “a Rose by any other name is still a Rose.”





Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43191498-my-name-is-rose






AVAILABLE in print or ebook

Amazon: https://books2read.com/u/bwqaD9?store=amazon







We strolled together down the corridor, acclimating ourselves to the environs of dorm living. It would be loud, for sure. Freshmen, sophomores, a few juniors arrived in all shapes and sizes. Most of the girls looked fresh out of high school, and they probably felt as lost as we did. Some had already situated themselves in front of the TV set in the common area. Others took advantage of their last weekend of summer, checking out the activity board and bolting for the front door.

I marveled at the momentum and excitement that permeated the air and took a deep breath to still my thoughts. Had I been too hasty with my decision to leave the commune? Did my school girl fantasy of trying to come to grips with my parentage propel me into an environment where I didn’t belong?

I shrugged it off. I knew I had made the right decision.

Cecily and I continued to investigate our surroundings.

Almost in passing, more of a question to myself than to Cecily, I asked,” What do you think I would look like with short hair?”

I pulled at the uncombed ends, a head of hair that hadn’t been trimmed in a decade and had absolutely no style. It was just hair, lots of it, lackluster, drab, and long, in need of something different to coincide with my long-awaited sense of freedom…a more mature, post-high school appearance.

“I think you would look adorable. Open your face. People could see your eyes. They’re really pretty, Rose…so dark…very unusual.”

I startled. Nice of her to say.

I tried to imagine myself with hair that didn’t go past my waist. A short pixie – no, too drastic. Maybe a perm – not even my most rebellious self could justify a move that extreme.

The next morning I found a hairdresser close to campus, a wise choice I thought, since there was a line out the door by the time I arrived without an appointment. She convinced me that a blunt cut, shoulder length, feathered bangs, a slight undercut to create movement was what my perfect oval face needed.

I reluctantly followed her advice. I winced when she pulled all my hair away from my face, tied it loosely with a rubber band, and with one motion of her razor-sharp scissors, sheared off the entire mass of hair three inches below the knot. I could hear it sever every strand, like slicing bread, and watched it fall at my feet in a dull brown heap, ready to be swept up and thrown in the trash. Almost two decades of my identity, in five seconds, gone.

My face registered my shock and horror. I felt the chair slowly turn around, my back to the mirror, as the stylist prepared herself to take on the challenge. After what felt like hours, she finally removed the black cape, shook off the pieces of uneven, chopped waves and tendrils that clung to the plastic, and gently rotated the seat to reveal my image.

Pleased with herself and waiting for my reaction, I squeezed my eyes shut. I was unsure if I might cry at the end result, a vision so unfamiliar, I was positive I would hate it. I regretted taking the plunge, and before I peered out from my new, shagged bangs brushed to the side just below my eyebrows, I held my breath and reassured myself that it was just hair.

If I didn’t like it, even if I detested it or was embarrassed by it, it would always grow back. I took a deep breath and opened my eyes.

I followed my reflection in every store window all the way home. A few boys, ready to pursue conquests and casual victories, cast second glances in my direction. A totally new experience for me. I put my head down and walked quickly past, too fearful to engage in conversation or to stop to get acquainted, but by the time I reached my room, my confidence had soared.

“So cute!” shrieked Cecily when I flung open the door and presented myself to the only person who had seen both the before and after version of me.




Blitz-wide giveaway (INTL)

⦁ $20 Amazon gift card


Giveaway ends March 21st:


a Rafflecopter giveaway





There is also a 2nd giveaway the author is hosting






Alexa Kingaard was born in San Diego, CA and has lived most of her life in the area. She currently resides in Carlsbad and is the mother of an adult son and daughter who continue to be her biggest fans and cheerleaders. A realtor for fifteen years, she remains involved with her profession and praises her brokers and clients for giving her the nod to be creative. 


She gives all the credit for completing her debut novel, KEEP FOREVER, to her inspiration and late ex-husband, Jeff, who battled the residual effects of the Vietnam War for decades after his return.


Her second novel, MY NAME IS ROSE, will be released through Acorn Publishing March 15, 2019.

Website - https://www.alexakingaard.com/


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/keepforeverbook/


Twitter - https://twitter.com/alexakingaard


InstaGram - https://www.instagram.com/alexakingaard/


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17377658.Alexa_Kingaard










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Book Blitz & Giveaway! The Aviary (The Uncaged Series #1) by Emily Shore!





Welcome Readers! Today I am celebrating the release of the 1st book in young adult dystopian series by Emily Shore! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!







The Aviary 
by Emily Shore 
(The Uncaged Series, #1) 
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: March 5th 2019
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult




“Gentlemen, we have a special treat for you today. Feast your eyes on this pure-blooded beauty!”

Sixteen-year-old Serenity has spent her entire life in hiding to protect her from this exact moment. In a world where beauty is bought and sold on the streets like a corporate commodity, Serenity’s natural assets are more like liabilities. Despite her parents’ best efforts, she’s been taken—ripped from her home and the only life she’s ever known—to find herself on sale to the highest bidder. And that bidder? Enigmatic and dangerous, Luc is the director of The Aviary—an elite museum where girls are displayed as living art by day…and cater to the lascivious whims of the highest bidder by night. In this elaborate and competitive world, girls go by names like Raven and Nightingale, and will stop at nothing to become top Bird.

Luc comes to idolize Serenity’s purity and aims to turn her into his grandest exhibit of all time—The Swan. In no time, she becomes one of the most coveted exhibits in Aviary history. When she discovers Luc holds the key to finding her parents, she must learn to play The Swan to perfection…to win his heart and earn his trust. But she doesn’t anticipate falling for him in the process. Now she faces an impossible choice: escape The Aviary and lose her only chance at finding her parents—or become Luc’s Swan for good and lose her identity forever.

The Jewel by Amy Ewing meets Tricks by Ellen Hopkins in this gritty Young Adult Dystopian that tells of a fear-inducing future where the world of sex trafficking has become a social norm and where woman aren’t treated as humans and are no safer than they were than they were in The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.






Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40175097-the-aviary?from_search=true





AVAILABLE in print or ebook


Amazon: https://books2read.com/u/31OY2l?store=amazon

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/the-aviary/id1393138378?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-aviary-emily-shore/1128813124

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/the-aviary-4

GPlay: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=u2J-DwAAQBAJ






Blitz-wide giveaway (US only)

· One Signed Copy of The Aviary
· One 5X7 image of The Aviary artwork by Anna Friendt of Anchor13 Studio


Giveaway ends March 14th:


a Rafflecopter giveaway







Emily Shore is a MN author with a B.A. in Creative Writing from Metro State University and was a grand prize winner of #PitchtoPublication, which led her to working with professionals in the publishing industry. She is signed with Clean Teen Publishing for her anti-trafficking dystopian The Aviary, first in the Uncaged Series. For every sale, proceeds return to trafficking rescue and to Emily and her husband's international adoption fund.


Throughout the years, Emily has connected with rescue organizations and survivors of sex-trafficking and injects the truths she's learned into her books for youth. She loves motivational speaking on the issue of sex-trafficking and always hopes for more speaking events in schools, churches, and libraries. Please contact her on her website if you are interested in hearing her speak.


Emily lives in Saint Paul with her husband and two daughters. They are currently in the process of adopting a little girl from India.



Website - https://emilybethshore.info/


Twitter - https://twitter.com/emilybethshore


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/authoremilyshore/


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6454711.Emily_Shore








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Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway with Excerpt! Retrieve (The Stormers Trilogy #1) Sarah Addison Fox!




Today we joing the virtual book tour for Retrieve - the 1st book in The Stormers Trilogy by Sarah Addison Fox! Enjoy & don't forget to enter the giveaway!








YA action adventure
Date Published: 26 December 2018
166 Pages
Publisher: Double Edged Sword Publishing



What if the job you took to stay alive might be what kills you?


Kade knows what it is to suffer. He knows what it's like to lose everything and everyone around him.


His job in a Stormer Unit guarantees not just his survival in the decimated country of Azetaria, but his sister Meg's. Even if it means facing the Numachi warriors baying for his blood, he'll do what it takes to keep her safe.


Hadley is alone and surviving the only way she knows how. By hiding where predators won't find her and scavenging enough just to keep her alive.


When desperation drives Hadley to search for her missing brother, she mistakenly accepts the offer of recruitment into the Stormer's camp, only to be partnered with Kade and sent as a scout into Numachi territory.


The intimidating young Stormer may just know where her brother has gone. But can they stay alive long enough to find him?



Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42596269-retrieve


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/retrieve-the-stormers-trilogy-book-1-by-sarah-addison-fox


Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1030438




Retrieve is the 1st book in The Stormers Trilogy


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/247481-the-stormers-trilogy


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MKLJNKJ?ref=series_rw_dp_labf


#2 Retreat (January 26, 2019)
#3 Receive (February 26, 2019)




AVAILABLE in ebook


Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Retrieve-Stormers-Trilogy-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07KKQDDX8/





Kade’s footsteps were heavy as he approached and stared down at her. “This isn’t going to work. You need to be wearing something lighter, or we’ll never make it to Lazen.”


Hadley tried for a weak shrug but could barely muster the energy. “What do you suggest?”


Kade raised an eyebrow, and a deep frown appeared on his face as he considered her. He continued to stare at her as she sat, legs sprawled out on the ground. “The best I can come up with is cutting your clothing.”


His eyes narrowed as he searched the length of her. A bolt of alarm jostled her into thinking. “How much are you cutting off?”


Kade dipped his chin, his voice low as he spoke. “Enough, so you don’t keep fainting, enough, so you still pass for a boy.”


He reached for a knife and wore the slightest of smiles as he unsheathed it. “Let’s hope you have hairy legs then eh?”


Hadley’s lips split into a smile before she remembered she was annoyed with him for being so smug.




OVER $100 of bookish goodies and exclusive swag sent over from New Zealand!





Sarah Addison-Fox is a New Zealand-born misfit who writes action-packed fantasy with a smattering of punch-ups, mega amounts of romance and a dash of family values. She has an astonishing amount of nail polish, has all her creative writing credentials shoved in a drawer somewhere, and has a husband who, after 28 years, can still make her blush. When she’s not working on her multiple YA fantasy romance series' she can be found binge watching Mission Impossible movies, drinking lager and eating curry.




Website: www.sarahaddisonfox.com


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahaddisonfoxfantasyauthor/


Twitter: https://twitter.com/saddisonfox


Blog: http://www.sarahaddisonfox.com/disjointed-babblings


Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/16738908.Sarah_Addison_Fox








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