Spotlight & Excerpt – Blue Bloods: After Life + Giveaway

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the BLUE BLOODS: AFTER LIFE by Melissa de la Cruz Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

Title: BLUE BLOODS: AFTER LIFE

Author: Melissa de la Cruz

Pub. Date: July 12, 2022

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 352

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

 

The Blue Bloods are back…more fanged and fabulous than ever.

After defeating Lucifer and sacrificing the love of her life, Jack, Schuyler wakes up back in New York safe and sound. Only it’s not quite the New York she knows, and she’s not in her regular body. She looks different and feels different and so does everyone else. Schuyler soon discovers that in this world, her best friend has a different last name, her parents are both alive and well and one of them is an entirely different person, and the love of her life? Not so dead after all. The catch? Jack has no idea who she is.

As it turns out, Schuyler is not in her New York. She’s not even in her universe. This is an alternate reality. One where Lucifer is alive and well and acting as mayor of New York, Blue Bloods are luring humans to clinics to drain their blood, and Jack is Lucifer’s right hand man. Just when she thinks all is lost, Schuyler is contacted by a familiar friend―the Silver Blood, Kingsley. The Kingsley from her world. He actually remembers the Schuyler she used to be! But he also has a theory, and it’s one she doesn’t like. That Schuyler was sent here to defeat Lucifer. Again. And that she’s the only person in this universe or any universe that can defeat him.


Excerpt

Catherine Carver’s Diary
21st of November, 1620
The Mayflower 

It has been a difficult winter. The sea does not agree with John, and we are always cold. Perhaps we will find peace in this new land, although many believe we have not left danger behind. Outside my window, the coastline resembles Southampton, and  for that I am grateful. I will always long for  home, but our kind are no longer safe there. I myself  do not believe the rumors, but we must do as instructed. It has always been our way. John and  I are traveling as husband and wife now. We are planning on marrying soon. There are far too few of  us, and more are needed if we are to survive. Perhaps things will change. Perhaps good fortune will shine on us, and our situation will ameliorate. The ship has anchored. We have landed. A new world awaits!

—C.C


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About Melissa:

Melissa de la Cruz is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling Descendants series, as well as many other best-selling novels, including Alex & Eliza and all the books in the Blue Bloods series: Blue Bloods, Masquerade, Revelations, After Life, The Van Alen Legacy, Keys to the Repository, Misguided Angel, Bloody Valentine, Lost in Time, and Gates of Paradise.

She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter. 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a finished copy of BLUE BLOODS: AFTER LIFE, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/1/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt/IG Post

7/2/2022

BookHounds YA

Excerpt/IG Post

Week Two:

7/3/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt/IG Post

7/4/2022

Ya Books Central

Excerpt/IG Post

7/5/2022

Kait Plus Books

Excerpt/IG Post

7/6/2022

What A Nerd Girl Says

Excerpt/IG Post

7/7/2022

beersbooksandboos

Excerpt/IG Post

7/8/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

7/9/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

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Week Three:

7/10/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

7/11/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

7/12/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

7/13/2022

One More Exclamation

Review/IG Post

7/14/2022

Living in a Bookworld

Excerpt

7/15/2022

Nerdophiles

Review/IG Post

7/16/2022

Lifestyle of Me

Review

Week Four:

7/17/2022

Nagma | TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

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7/18/2022

pluvioreads

Review/IG Post

7/19/2022

GryffindorBookishNerd

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7/20/2022

@wraithreads

TikTok Review/IG Post

7/21/2022

@allyluvsbooksalatte

Review/IG Post

7/22/2022

Eye-Rolling Demigod’s Book Blog

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7/23/2022

Books and Zebras

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Week Five:

7/24/2022

@drewsim12

IG Review/TikTok Post

7/25/2022

More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post

7/26/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

7/27/2022

A Bookish Dream

Review/IG Post

7/28/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

7/29/2022

onemused

IG Review

7/30/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

Week Six:

7/31/2022

@lexijava

Review/IG Post

 

Book Blitz & Giveaway: From Brick & Darkness, by J.L. Sullivan

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From Brick & Darkness

by J.L. Sullivan

Young Adult – Contemporary Fantasy

Date Published: 05-16-2022

Publisher: Wild Rose Press

 

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Bax always fantasized something remarkable would happen in his life. So when a decrepit man with glowing purple eyes offers him a ring intended for his estranged father, Bax accepts.

The ring speaks to Bax in a dream, tempting him with a vision of a powerful djinn. Desperate to make his fantasies a reality, Bax unleashes a creature called Ifrit, but soon learns this djinn isn’t what the ring led him to believe. Feeding off the depths of his subconscious, the sinister demon fulfills what he thinks Bax wants by manipulating, threatening, and murdering. With everyone he loves in danger and a trail of crimes pointing back at him, Bax must scramble to solve the puzzle that will banish Ifrit forever.

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About the Author

J. L. Sullivan writes young adult stories inspired by gritty urban environments and the fantastical tales that percolate within abandoned buildings and desolate alleys. In high school, he wrote for a local newspaper before venturing into creative writing. He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife, two daughters, and a dog named Princess Penelope Picklesworth.

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Spotlight: Blind the Eyes + Giveaway

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Join Us for This Tour from  November 26 to December 17!


Book Title:  Blind the Eyes, by K.A. Wiggins

Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17), 300 pages
Genre: Urban fantasy, crossover to dystopian, paranormal, contemporary fantasy, gothic and post-apocalyptic
Publisher:  K.A. Wiggins (Imprint: Snowmelt & Stumps)
Release Date: June, 2018

Tour dates: November 26 to December 17
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M. No on-page sex, low romance, minimal bad language, underage drinking, significant fantasy violence, scenes containing emotional manipulation, depression, and (light/brief) physical abuse.

Book Description:

​A haunted teen outcast and her snarky ghostly best-frenemy outwit enforcers, monsters, and the scars of the past in a race to take expose a deadly conspiracy and escape a bloody end. A lush, award-winning debut to a captivatingly eerie YA Urban Fantasy trilogy. Discover a labyrinthine, post-climate-collapse dystopian Vancouver overrun by monsters and magic in this intricate and startlingly original journey of discovery, restoration, and revenge.

It’s hard not to be a little obsessed with survival when your only “friend” is an unruly ghost and the wrong thought could get your soul devoured by eldritch horrors. Haunted 17-year-old outcast Cole wants nothing more than to hide her forbidden fascination with the monster-taken and blend in with the (dreary) scenery. Her plans for a peaceful life take a turn for the deadly when a mesmerizing stranger and his dangerously tempting offer drive her into the middle of a grisly
conspiracy.

But Cole hasn’t yet uncovered the biggest secret of all, and it might just have something to do with the mysterious threads tugging her into horrifying visions—not to mention the shimmering boy at their dark heart. Uncovering the truth will cost her dearly as she fends off scheming enforcers, dreamjacking ghosts & soul-sucking nightmares in a desperate quest for survival and retribution. Can she escape the scars of her past and expose the lies before she’s the next to die?

Blind the Eyes is the first book in a lush and labyrinthine trilogy of paranormal-meets-gothic-dystopian YA Urban Fantasy filled with glittering underworlds, delicious-and-deceptive strangers, and facing down the voices in your head. This slow-burn fantasy with an edge leads readers on a captivatingly unexpected journey of self-discovery, reclaimed identity, and conflicted sisterhood for those who like a little sparkle with their monsters (it glistens so nicely on all the blood.) Fans of post-climate-collapse dystopias, monsters-and-magic, and genre-bending dark fantasy will love this award-winning series starter in a complete and 100% binge-ready trilogy.

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Meet the Author:

K.A. Wiggins (Kaie) writes award-winning speculative fiction for young people and adults that explores the tangled webs of society, environment, and identity through intricate, dreamlike tales of monsters and magic.Her debut novel was a Page Turner Awards 2020 Book Spotlight Prize winner and a Barnes & Noble Press “20 Favorite Indie Books of 2018,” kicking off a celebrated and recently completed YA Urban Fantasy trilogy set in a gothic-dystopian post-climate-collapse Vancouver. Her short fiction has appeared in small press anthologies, genre magazines, and in translation for international audiences.She’s also the President of the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia society, co-founder of marketing and business services consultancy The Creative Collective, and a creative writing coach with the Creative Writing for Children society, and was recognized in the 2021 Arty Awards, taking first place in Literary Arts category.

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Tour Schedule:

Nov 26 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 26 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 29 – GivernyReads – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 29 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 30 – booking.with.janelle – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Dec 1 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Dec 2 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 3 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
Dec 6 – Character Madness and Musings – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 6 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 7 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 8 – The Bookshelf Scout – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Dec 9 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Dec 10 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 13 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Dec 14 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 14 – 
Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Dec 15 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 16 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 17 – Kam’s Place – book spotlight
Dec 17 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 17 – 
Girl with Pen – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

BLIND THE EYE by KA Wiggins Book Tour Giveaway

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